Steve Tanzer 88 points - I have always loved Muga’s rose, and the 2012 Rosado (a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo aged two months in American oak vats) is delicious. Lots of strawberry and cherry notes as well as surprising body and underlying power give this a traditional, old style rose character. With both freshness and flavor intensity, this surprisingly fine effort should drink well for a year.
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2012 MUGA ROSADO
"(mostly garnacha, with some viura and tempranillo): Pale orange-pink. Aromas of strawberry, white peach and rose, with a hint of cherry pit adding depth. Juicy and light on its feet, offering tangy red berry flavors and a touch of bitter fruit pit. Bracing and refreshingly dry, finishing with good clarity and cut." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars 88 points
It turns out that the vineyards used to produce this wine just happen to be situated in high, shaded places where the drought had less impact. Thanks to this, and to the variety’s own virtues, the wine preserves all the potential and quality we are accustomed to.