Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011 Wine Review
Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011
Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
A blend of 65% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo grapes. Full-bodied, chalky and smooth. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Matured in 20% in new oak barrels. Some anise and black plum on the finish. Pair with osso buco.
Food pairings: chili, soup, beef, lamb chops, smoked cheese.
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This Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011 was reviewed on December 6, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|Brian Carroll reviewed this wine as follows:|
I should be more objective and restrained, but...
THIS IS A BARGAIN!
Sorry for shouting, but it's true. For fans of Rioja. For fans of Spanish wine. For fans of red wine. This is indeed a bargain.
Don't let the appearance fool you. It's deep and dark in the glass. The wine is not filtered, so there's a mat appearance in the glass. Winemakers who choose not to use filtration do so to preserve flavour. That's certainly the case here.
Serve this wine in a good glass that will show off the nose. You'll be rewarded with plentiful cherry and a hint of allspice.
But all this is merely prologue to the palate of full-bodied cherry on a foundation of oak, with hints of allspice, raisin and blackberry. The result is very well balanced, dry and refreshing. it lingers on the palate in a lovely extended aftertaste that encourages you to linger, relax and enjoy this wine.
This is a treat with a leftover turkey recipe. It also goes well with small plates including lamb.
We've put a case in the cellar. I've made notes that it can keep until 2017. Somehow, though, I don't think it's going to stay in the cellar that long.
This isn't the best Rioja in our cellar. But at this price, who cares?
|This Spanish red wine actually leads with Garnacha in the blend rather than Tempranillo, which is also in there along with a splash of Mazuelo grapes. Both the 2010 with the 2011 vintages of the Finca La Montesa are grapes grown in the winery vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro. - Community Wine Reviews|
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