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2004 Muga - Aro Proprietary Blend - Spain - Rioja - Red

Spain - Rioja

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga and his wife Aurora Cano, this winery has enjoyed deserved acclaim for its traditional-style winemaking. The vineyards, situated upon the east and south-facing slopes of the Obarenes Mountains of La Rioja, are the key to the exquisite wines. The multiplier effect of the four grape varieties used - Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano - is... More »

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 134
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Peter B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.169%
Tasted On 12/01/2013
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Massive wine. Cherries, espresso, dark chocolate on the nose. Very, very dense and inky on the palate and probably needs 4-5+ years to come together.

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Author TMac
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.639%
Tasted On 04/09/2012

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - This was an extraordinary bottle of wine. Like liquid silk. Dark ripe blackberry and black cherry on the nose. No hint of alcohol as some have noticed. The body was incredibly smooth. A hint of dutch cocoa and mocha well integrated into rich deep blackberry and dark fruit. The finish was relatively austere keeping it from the high nineties. We had this with home made falafels, hummus, and greek salads.

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