Torre Muga 2016

64.00 

James Suckling: “The purity of fruit to this is very, very intriguing with blackberries, graphite, and charcoal. Full-bodied. It radiates intense fruit with perfectly polished tannins. Subtle asphalt and blue fruit. Very long and beautiful. Racy. Tempranillo with graciano and mazuelo. Needs two to four years of bottle age. Try after 2021.” 98 points

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “I tasted a super young 2016 Torre Muga that had only been in bottle for some four months. But even so, the year seems to be approachable and open. Even if the wine has concentration and power, it has great balance and freshness. And it’s drinkable now, even if it’s going to get polished with some more time in bottle, where it should have a long life. This was the most modern of the wines in the portfolio, but I think the modern and traditional styles have been converging over the years, and nowadays there is not a huge difference between them. And for its age, it feels quite round, and it doesn’t have edges or any harsh tannins; the oak is present but it’s neatly integrated in the wine. It has to be one of the finest vintages for Torre Muga.” 96 Points

Producer: Bodegas Muga
Region: Rioja, Spain
Varietal: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tintorera, Mazuelo, Graciano
Vintage: 2016
Format: 0,75L
Alcohol content: 14%
Temperature: 16°C
Robert Parker: 96 Points
James Suckling: 98 Points

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