Muga Rioja "Aro" 2016

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
JS 100
JD 99
TA 98
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 340433

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$229.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Mar 2022) 8 Available
100 points James Suckling: "I am speechless about this wine. It’s so deep and vertical with a stunning texture of super polished tannins and juicy acidity. Full body. Yet, it’s agile. Blackberries, black olives, chocolate, stone, cement and dried rosemary. Crazy wine. Blend of tempranillo and graciano. Release at the end of 2019. Better in 2024, but so great to taste young. (9/22/20)"

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "In the same ballpark as the Torre Muga, the 2016 Aro (70% Tempranillo and 30% Graciano) is a magical wine that does everything right. Showing a slightly more classical style with less polished oak, it offers a massive bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violets, and exotic spices. Deep and full-bodied on the palate, it's flawlessly balanced, has the purity and elegance of the vintage front and center, fabulous tannins, and a great, great finish. It's approachable today (and most 2016s seem to have plenty of upfront charm) yet has the balance, concentration, and purity to evolve for 30 years or more. Drink: 2020-2052. (10/21/20)"

98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.7%) Only produced in what the Mugas consider to be the best vintages (2010, 2015 and now 2016 are the last three releases), this small production red is one of Spain's greatest wines. Marrying Tempranillo with 30% Graciano for extra backbone, it's layered, refined and deftly wooded with fennel and blackberry flavours, racy acidity, scented new French oak and remarkable balance and freshness. 2025-40. (2020)"
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100 points James Suckling: "I am speechless about this wine. It’s so deep and vertical with a stunning texture of super polished tannins and juicy acidity. Full body. Yet, it’s agile. Blackberries, black olives, chocolate, stone, cement and dried rosemary. Crazy wine. Blend of tempranillo and graciano. Release at the end of 2019. Better in 2024, but so great to taste young. (9/22/20)"

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "In the same ballpark as the Torre Muga, the 2016 Aro (70% Tempranillo and 30% Graciano) is a magical wine that does everything right. Showing a slightly more classical style with less polished oak, it offers a massive bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violets, and exotic spices. Deep and full-bodied on the palate, it's flawlessly balanced, has the purity and elegance of the vintage front and center, fabulous tannins, and a great, great finish. It's approachable today (and most 2016s seem to have plenty of upfront charm) yet has the balance, concentration, and purity to evolve for 30 years or more. Drink: 2020-2052. (10/21/20)"

98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.7%) Only produced in what the Mugas consider to be the best vintages (2010, 2015 and now 2016 are the last three releases), this small production red is one of Spain's greatest wines. Marrying Tempranillo with 30% Graciano for extra backbone, it's layered, refined and deftly wooded with fennel and blackberry flavours, racy acidity, scented new French oak and remarkable balance and freshness. 2025-40. (2020)"
Product SKU 340433
Producer Muga
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 70% Tempranillo, 30% Graciano
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