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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Bodegas Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2000
Bodegas Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2000
(search item no. 121736)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1991 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1991 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Discover a wide range of spicy nuances lightly superimposed on the fruit and flanked by fine, very fresh leather aromas. What most surprises one is how the wine takes over the whole mouth from the initial attack until a few minutes after the finish. The aftertaste and retronasal phase initially transmit even, dominant notes of tobacco which fade to give way to spices such as cloves and black pepper. Without a shadow of a doubt, the evolution of this wine is storing up some fantastic sensations for us to enjoy in the future.
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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.