Muga Seleccion Especial 2010 er lavet på 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 10% Mazuelo og Graciano. Lagret 6 måneder i træbeholdere, 30 måneder i egetræstønder og minimum 12 måneder på flaske.
Mugas mest elegante vin, som dog stadig indeholder en masse klassiske træk for en stor vin fra Rioja.
Vinen har en intens krydret bouquet af vanilje, chokolade, tobak og en dyb frisk rød frugt. På tungen er vinen endnu mere intens. Udsøgt balance mellem frugten og den diskrete sødme fra fadlagringen. Lad vinen ilte 2-3 timer i en karaffel inden servering ved 15-16 grader. Et meget velegnet match til f.eks. kalvekød, vildt og intense faste oste.
96 point - James Suckling:
"A round and silky red with deep and rich fruit and floral aromas. Wet earth too. Full-bodied, racy and beautiful. True Rioja. This comes from older vines of tempranillo with an average age of 20 years or more. Maceration is a little longer. Six months in new French oak and then 24 months in old French and American oak barrels. One and a half years in bottle."
93+ point - Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate:
"The 2010 Reserva Selección Especial is always the most food-oriented of their reds, a blend similar to the one found in the Reserva, 65% Tempranillo with some 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, but here the grapes are sourced from older vineyards in higher-altitude terraces where there are poorer soils and the grapes have an extra degree of freshness. The wine is also aged for longer in barrel and it's slightly marked by toast aromas, but the bright fruit underneath is quite pure, and comes through very recognizable as Rioja. A second bottle showed fresher (the cork on the first one was a bit dry), even brighter and more transparent fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins that would benefit from some more time in bottle and have a long life ahead. There is very good acidity and fine balance. It's a wine that is perfect for the table. A great Selección Especial."