Restaurant, Wine Bar
Restaurant Muru Wine List
About Restaurant Muru
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 Restaurant 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.
Good mix of houses and growers, very deep verticals, detailed notes on each producer and extremely good value! says Véronique Rivest about Muru's gold in Best Sparkling Wine List 2022.
Star Wine List Of The Year
- Sparkling Wine List of the Year Finland 2022
- Grand Prix Finland 2022
- Special Jury Prize Finland 2022
- International Grand Prix 2022
- International Sparkling Wine List of the Year, presented by Nyetimber 2022
- International Special Jury Prize 2022
- Sparkling Wine List of the Year, presented by Nyetimber 2022
- Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2022
- Grand Prix Finland 2021
- Special Jury Prize Finland 2021
- Sparkling Wine List of the Year Finland 2021
- Champagne List of the Year Finland 2020
- Special Jury Prize Finland 2020
- Grand Prix Finland 2020
- Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2020
Taneli LehtonenHead Sommelier
Samuil AngelovWine Director