First Great Wine of 2022

  • 2016 Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/6/2022)
    Day 1: Very elegant for a 16 on the pop and pour. Raspberries, blue fruits, minerals, spice, dust and floral notes. Smooth finish. This is drinkable right now. Excellent value. 92 points
    Day 2: Even better on day 2. Blueberries, dust, spice, leather, cherry, minerals, floral and dark chocolate. Mild wood on the finish but this is amazing how good this is young. 94 points
    Day 3: Still good but no where near day 2 quality.
    Recommendation: Drink these over the next 5 to 7 years. Day 1 decant a few hours and enjoy. (94 points)