Muru Wine List
Restaurant Muru in Helsinki is one the most acclaimed wine restaurants in Finland and has received several prizes and awards for its wine program, for example ”Best of Award Excellence” by Wine Spectator. Muru opened in 2010, and the food philosophy is to pick the best seasonal ingredients and turn them into high-end bistro dishes that you can either enjoy as a four-course meal or à la carte. In the small bar you’re always welcome to drop in for a glass of wine and something to eat, but remember that it’s a well-known spot for wine lovers, so it might be crowded.
About the Muru Wine List
The well-curated wine list combines old-school classics with contemporary wine from trendy producers. With over 500 different wines on the list, there’s easy to find something that makes you thirsty. The list is based heavily on Western Europe, especially France, but also contains smaller producers from Eastern Europe as well. Around 100 wines are served by the glass, and in the cellar, you can find wines dating back all the way to the 1940s.
(Taneli Lehtonen, Head Sommelier at Muru, is also Star Wine List's ambassador in Finland, Editor's note)
It is a well-presented list with a lot of back vintages. Also some nice surprises, and very fair pricing, says Marc Almert about Muru's wine list when they won three gold awards in Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2021
For the sheer width and depth of the list, plus incredible value on prices, says jury member Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada twice, about the Special Jury Prize that Muru won in the Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2021.
To say that Muru's list is full of gems is an understatement. Especially it's champagne selection shines, with both classics and nerdy choices in mature vintages. That it's priced for drinking in big gulps doesn't hurt! says jury member Arvid Rosengren, best sommelier of the world 2016, about Muru winning gold in the category Champagne Wine List during the Star Wine List of the Year Finland 2020 awards.
Star Wine List Of The Year
Taneli LehtonenHead Sommelier
Samuil AngelovWine Director