Muga Selección Especial 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 48907

Store Location: 08BF | 8

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JS95 RP94+ VN94 JD94

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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$42.99

Only $38.69 each when you buy a solid or mixed case

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  • 08BF | Bin#: 8
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Critical Acclaim

VN94 Vinous Apr 2021

"Dark ruby. Vibrant, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and cassis aromas show very good clarity and a hint of candied rose. Sappy, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering finely etched and appealingly sweet dark berry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors along with a subtle chewing tobacco nuance. Closes impressively long and lively, with resonating florality and chewy, youthfully gripping tannins adding final grip. Raised in new and used French oak barrels." (94 pts.)

JS95 JamesSuckling.com Tuesday, December 15, 2020

"A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight. Give it some time. Better after 2021." (95 pts.)

RP94+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2020

"The current vintage of the red that is their first option to have with food is the 2016 Selección Especial, whose grapes are selected from terraced vineyards in the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, from vines averaging 35 years of age. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months, and it’s kept in bottle for at least 18 months before it’s sold. This is serious and has freshness and some restraint in the palate; it’s much more expressive, floral and aromatic and with more-integrated oak than the wines from five+ years ago. It’s a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better. Winemaker Isaac Muga considers 2016 a very good harvest. It was bottled in April 2019. This is among the best vintages of Selección Especial. 288,000 bottles produced." (94+ pts.)

JD94 Jeb Dunnuck October 21, 2020

"Always a terrific wine, the 2016 Selección Especial is based on 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo. Almost Rhône-like with its spicy, meaty, gamey style, this beauty offers lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, incense, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance, silky tannins, and is just a class act. The 2015 is a richer, more opulent wine, while the 2016 shows a touch more freshness and elegance. Both are beautiful vintages worth buying, cellaring, and drinking." (94 pts.)

Rioja

The dry mountainous climate of Rioja in north-central Spain produces some tantalizing wines. Tempranillo and Garnacha are the dominant red wine grapes in the region, and a majority of wines sped some time in oak casks. The wines here are known not only for their tremendous quality, but also their incredible value compared with similar quality wines from other parts of the world.

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Spain

The picturesque countryside of Spain is littered with vineyards large and small, and offers up some of the best value available on the wine market today. You can consistently fine critically-acclaimed Spanish wines selling for less than their counterparts from other wine-producing countries. The Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions are most famous, and there's nowhere else in the world where you'll find as many world-class Tempranillos.

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More Information
SKU48907
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameMuga Selección Especial
CountrySpain
RegionRioja
Product Location - Location-AppellationRioja
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
BrandMuga
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location8
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Tempranillo
Primary GrapeTempranillo
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No