A highly-impressive award-winning gem from the revered Bodegas Palacio, this classic reserva Rioja is a deep, garnet red with lively and bright highlights. The wine's aromatic complexity is well judged, being both elegant and subtle and consisting of black fruits and vanilla. On the palate this wine is muscular, full of flavour with a long and well-balanced finish where the high quality Tempranillo grape comes through. A true star.
3 Point Summary
Black fruits and vanilla with an elegant finish.
Did you know..?
This wine is produced in honour of the winery's founder, Don Cosme Palacio y Bermejillo, a pioneer in the denomination.
GOLD - Mundus Vini 2016. BRONZE - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016.
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops with Vegetable Ragout
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Serve at Temp
17 *C / 63 *F
TEMPRANILLO - Tempranillo is the basis of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal but has also been successfully adopted in the New World. Deep in colour with moderate tannins, tempranillo offers a wide range of aromas and flavours ranging from strawberries, blackcurrants and cherries in younger wines from cooler regions, to prunes, chocolate and tobacco in aged wines from warmer climes.
"A truly great Rioja Reserva, well-deserving of its fantastic reputation. This is a must for lovers of Spanish wine and novices to the region alike."
RIOJA, SPAIN - Arguably Spain's top wine region, Rioja is home to bright, berry-scented, barrel-aged red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Located in northern Spain, Rioja is bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains whose shelter provides relatively warm, dry conditions. Soils vary from place to place, with the finest containing high levels of limestone, and Graciano and Carignan are also prevalent in the region’s reds, the best of which are matured in new oak barrels. Rioja blanco is also now developing into a successful white wine variety.