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Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja 2014 (Spain) Rated 97JS

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James Suckling Review
Rated 97
Really beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, brambleberry, hazelnut, walnut and light coffee, following through to a full yet so reserved and polished body with fine, creamy-textured tannins. Fresh and exquisite finish. This is a much more refined and harmonic rendition of their classic wine. Three years in French oak from their own production. Very enjoyable now, but this will improve with age for a long time.

Wine Tasting Notes
The wine displays a very pure, bright, polished ruby-red color. In this vintage we leave behind the ripe fruit aromas of the previous year and instead find clearly distinctive woodland berries: blueberries, sloes, wild berries and even hints of blackberries.

These are wrapped in aromas of finely mingling heathland herbs, in very subtle glimpses. The spicy oakiness is barely perceptible because the hints of cloves, coconut and vanilla are so very well integrated in the bouquet. The attack is powerful and unctuous, and in just a few seconds we have an intense, lasting feeling of plenitude. However, neither of these is the wine's most surprising phase. There is a presence of acidity, but a pleasant one, with sweet, smooth tannins and an infinite mineral quality.

In the aftertaste the order of the descriptors is reversed, with the mountain herbs coming to the fore, perhaps with subtly different nuances, such as fennel, dill and hillside tea. Just as it begins to fade, the fine oak notes make a reappearance.

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