- Sexy floral quality
- Bitter chocolate and spicecake nuances
94 Points - "Dark ruby. An intensely perfumed nose displays cherry-cola, cassis, licorice and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral quality and very good focus. Juicy, penetrating dark fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up bitter chocolate and spicecake nuances with air. Supple tannins add shape to the very long, sappy, smoke-accented finish. This is still a baby." -Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
COMPOSITION: 80% Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano
93 Points [Refers to 2001 vintage] - "Deep red. A complex, heady bouquet of dried red berries, sandalwood, rose oil, black tea and licorice pastille. Smooth, focused and gently sweet cherry and raspberry flavors coat the palate, with gentle but integrated tannins providing shape. This silky, seamless wine finishes with a strong echo of candied flowers, spices and minerals." -Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, September/October 2009.
91 Points - [Refers to 2001 vintage'] - "The garnet-colored 2001 Prado Enea Gran Reserva exhibits aromas of wood smoke, vanilla, pencil lead, damp earth, and spice box. Firm and elegant, this racy, classically-styled Rioja can be enjoyed now but should drink well through 2021." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #183, June 2009.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Mr. Isaac Muga opened his first cellar in 1932. At his death in 1969, his sons Manuel and Isaac took over the management and winemaking of the winery. This is the only winery left in Spain that uses only oak throughout the process of its production. The Muga family continues to maintain their own cooperage and directly imports American and French oak in order to custom make their barrels. The family estate consists of 96 acres (40 hectares) and supplements their production with grapes from 50 different small growers; some of them have less than one hectare, from 40-50 year-old vines. The majority of grapes are from Rioja Alta.