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2003 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2007

($26) Medium red. Gamey red berry aromas complicated by tobacco, leather and mineral qualities; a gentle vanilla quality contributes to the old school impression. Pliant red fruit flavors take on a firm edge with air, as well as a riper bitter cherry character. Finishes with solid tannic grip; this is pretty interesting already but should loosen up in a couple of years.

85 Points | Wine Spectator

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by Harnesberger12670268
I enjoyed this Muga but felt that it was not a great QPR wine. There are just too many other good Rioja's available at a more reasonable price. I feel that Muga has been living off their name for the last few years --- their price has drifted up but their quality has stayed the same.


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