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Bodegas Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Faint American oak tipped me off. Lots of Brett but still has balancing fruit. Gassy. Active in the bottle. Don’t store.

Faint American oak tipped me off. Lots of Brett but still has balancing fruit. Gassy. Active in the bottle. Don’t store.

8.7

Brian Szluk Delectable Pro

Ripe black cherry, plum, medium tannins, medium minus acid, tasty wine.

Ripe black cherry, plum, medium tannins, medium minus acid, tasty wine.

9.0

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Good... lithe and light but concentrated and beautiful at the same time. But needs much more time... aromas all mixed up right now. Cherries and a big deep fruity perfume that’s yet to gain much intricacy. But this will wind up being very good.

Good... lithe and light but concentrated and beautiful at the same time. But needs much more time... aromas all mixed up right now. Cherries and a big deep fruity perfume that’s yet to gain much intricacy. But this will wind up being very good.

9.1

M. Christopher Roebuck

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish. Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance. In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat) 92+ points UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly. Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars. Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!! Maybe @Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish. Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance. In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat) 92+ points UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly. Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars. Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!! Maybe @Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!

9.2

Eric S

Feral and gamey. Gnarls Barkley. It’s good!

Feral and gamey. Gnarls Barkley. It’s good!

9.1

Ross Baldassaro

Bit of a dud here. It surprisingly lacked the depth expected from these top cuvees from Muga. Nice to drink, and perhaps needs time, but I don’t see the need even after a decant.

Bit of a dud here. It surprisingly lacked the depth expected from these top cuvees from Muga. Nice to drink, and perhaps needs time, but I don’t see the need even after a decant.

8.7

Costas Constantinides

This wine is insanely good.

This wine is insanely good.

9.3

John Malcolm

Full-bodied. Licorice, dark fruits, black cherries, anise, and ash. Very nice now, but I would let this age for a while.

Full-bodied. Licorice, dark fruits, black cherries, anise, and ash. Very nice now, but I would let this age for a while.

9.2

Kara Stockman

Subtle fruit and earthy tones. Great with steak.

Subtle fruit and earthy tones. Great with steak.

9.8

John W

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, blackberry, black licorice, cigar box; on the palate, full bodied. Dark cherry, blackberry, anise, tobacco, and vanilla. Tannins are still active and balance the wine nicely. Medium finish.

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, blackberry, black licorice, cigar box; on the palate, full bodied. Dark cherry, blackberry, anise, tobacco, and vanilla. Tannins are still active and balance the wine nicely. Medium finish.

9.2

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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