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After my initial tasting of Muga’s Reserva I was bound to find more of their wines.  I bought six bottles on sale for $29 each and was very happy with my purchase.

Dark purple color with no legs in the glass even though there is 14% alcohol.  Nose of graphite, plum jam and some earth. On the palate a beautiful intro to plums, black cherry and spicebox. Upfront tannins grip the teeth and some sharp acidity checks it back in place. This wine is somewhat awkward yet comes together nicely on the mid to back end. Powerful yet youthful, it will be better after 2018, once the Tannins meld and the acidity recedes. It will drink well if needed now with a run through the Vinturi. Otherwise hold on, let the secondary flavors evolve and enjoy till 2024 at least. 92 points from me even though some pros went as high as 96!  I’m sitting on my other 5 bottles.  A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano. 5 stars for the quality to price ratio here.  Salut…..

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