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Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011 Wine Review

Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011

Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2011

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Palacios Remondo

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

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...


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.

Oh, my!

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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