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Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011
The wine shows an attractive and deep cherry color. The nose is fresh and complex, expressing aromas of berries, blackberries and plums, while also notes of cocoa, vanilla and a subtle roasted aroma, denoting an aging oak of the best quality. It is fresh on the palate and has a very well integrated acidity. Pleasant and fascinating texture in the mouth and with a long and persistent finish. Clean and fresh with great aging potential.
This wine paired well with casseroles, meat dishes, fish and cheese, and can even be enjoyed by itself, without any accompaniment.
Earthy plum and berry aromas set up a palate with plush tannins and layers of depth. Befitting a hot year like 2011, dark berry and plum flavors are full, while this exhibits fine shape on the finish and only gets better the longer it sits. This is no doubt a delicious Rioja from one of the top wineries in Spain. Decant if drinking now. Enjoy through 2035.
Score: 96, Michael Schachner, September 1, 2020
The 2011 Prado Enea checks in as a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, Mazuelo that spent a full three years in oak, followed by three years in bottle before being released in May of 2019. It reveals a deep ruby/plum color as well as a closed, tight nose of blackcurrants, smoked earth, graphite, and Asian spices. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has a layered, balanced texture, integrated tannins, and a great finish. It's holding things a little close to its vest at the moment, so I suspect 2-4 years of bottle age are warranted.
Score: 95+, September 6, 2019
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.
Score: 94, Thomas Matthews, August 31, 2019
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