Everyone abstaining this week?
I opened this last night:
And very nice it was too! Probably still a bit young (see below) so very much fruit forward with concentrated dark brambly flavours. For a relatively young Rioja the tannins were not in your face but still there giving structure but very smoothly and softly.
This is my first Muga and I would normally have left it for another year or two but I’m interested by the special selection that appeared on the list recently. If they can produce a lovely wine at this price (I believe it is the cheapest Rioja reserva that I have bought from TWS - I paid £14.50 a year ago) then that special, at a still reasonable price for a reserva, should be very interesting!