Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK -

HOLA, los amantes del vino!

This week, we head to Spain, to Bode­gas Muga, in the his­tor­i­cal Bar­rio de la Estación (rail­way sta­tion dis­trict), of Haro, in the Rioja re­gion.

Made from 70 per cent Tem­pranillo and a lit­tle Gar­nacha, Mazuelo and Gra­ciano, we are tast­ing the Muga Es­pe­cial Reserva 2009.

The look is a deep, dark, in­tense black­cur­rant colour. with vi­o­let hints to the core, as it clings long­ingly to the glass.

On the nose, it presents aro­mas of un­der ripe dark fruits, with touches of leather and herbal notes. In the mouth, a soft and silky feel. Big, rich fruit flavours have opened up, with notes of oak and herb en­twin­ing along­side.

This is a very sleek and deca­dent wine!

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 14 per cent and the price is £23.29 at Waitrose, but this wine is widely avail­able.

It’s a good pair­ing with lamb or beef, and also suit­able for veg­e­tar­i­ans.

Why not give your­self a treat? Un­til next time,

Salud!

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