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Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011
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Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011

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Muga Gran Reserva Rioja Prado Enea
99 Points ‘AMAZING!’
James Suckling

The latest in a string of brilliant Prado Enea vintages rom Jorge Muga, this comes from the bodega's coolest and highest vineyards. “The most structured Prado Enea ever. A reduced center palate that is so compact with dark fruit, dark mushrooms and cedary spice. Wonderfully polished tannins and a long, long finish. Muscular and well toned. The is a new classic!

Wine Advocate
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The most classical of the wines from Muga, the 2011 Prado Enea Gran Reserva comes from a warm year that here was cooler than 2012, when they did not produce it. There won't be a 2013 either. So after this 2011, the following vintage will be 2014 but with fewer bottles and then 2015 and 2016. The wine has a developed nose with some tertiary notes, combined with some notes of ripe black fruit and sweet spices. It fees like an open, expressive and hedonistic year for Prado Enea. The palate reveals polished tannins and some balsamic and developed flavors, truffle, forest floor and hints of cigar ash and incense. Stylistically, this could be close to the 2006, which was also surprisingly fresh for the average ripeness found in Rioja in general. 92,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in early 2015 after almost 40 months in barrel. Time in bottle has polished the wine, and it's ready to drink on release, but it's a wine that is going to develop in bottle for a long time.

Luis Gutierrez, June 2019
Wine Spectator
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Aromatic and alluring, this generous red offers forest floor, tobacco and floral notes that frame a core of black cherry, plum, licorice and orange peel flavors. Well-integrated tannins support the broad texture, and juicy acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2027. 7,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, August 2019