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Date Printed: 11/28/2015
Bodegas Muga Aro 2004
Bodegas Muga Aro 2004
(search item no. 95866)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2015: $209.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Aro is 70% Tempranillo and 30% Graciano. Sourced from the estate's oldest vines, the wine is barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers an uplifting nose of pain grille, crushed stone, spice box, espresso, licorice, and assorted black fruits. Opulent and layered, the wine has superb depth, great concentration and a very long finish. Give it 8-10 years in the cellar and drink it through 2040." - Wine Advocate
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About Bodegas Muga:

The Muga wine cellars were founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez who originated from a family with strong ties to the winemaking industry. On the death of the founder in 1969, his children Manuel, Isabel and Isaac Muga Caño took over the reins.

Two years later in 1971, they moved their headquarters to their present location in the traditional Station District on the outskirts of Haro. Bodegas Muga has continued to grow as the years have passed but it has never lost the spirit or aptitude of a family-run company.

The winery controls every step of the viticultural and vinification process from the vineyards to making their own barrels and fermenting and aging the wine entirely in oak. Muga is one of only six estates in the world that owns its own cooperage and they import the oak directly from the United States and France. Bodegas Muga is one of the oldest, most elegant and traditional Rioja producers.