- Palacios Remondo Rioja La Vendimia 2010 Product #27128 (In Stock)
Very nice value in a ripe, red fruited, Rioja that's on the fruitier side of this region's many styles.
"ased in Alfaro in Rioja Baja, Bodegas Palacios Remondo is where Alvaro Palacios wields his talent when not in Priorat (or elsewhere). Given his exacting standards there, it is unsurprising that he has sought to decrease production in order to improve quality. It is also unsurprising that these form an excellent set of Rioja wines, sculpted in a more modern style, although to be truly honest, I found his cheaper wines just as good, if not better than the flagship Propiedad! The 2010 Vendimia has a lifted nose driven by Garnacha. It offers ripe maraschino cherry, marmalade and damson fruit that is uncomplicated but very seductive. The palate is medium-bodied and very well-balanced, underpinned by fine, but firm tannins. There is a rigid backbone to this wine that complements the fleshy red currant and raspberry fruit on the finish. Drink now-2017."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Priorato 2011 Product #27028 (In Stock)
Another great release for this 3-time 92 point (Tanzer) Priorat classic. Very similar to the power house 2009, with deep aromas of cherry, blackberry, flowers and mineral and full-bodied, fleshy, black fruit, licorice and hot stone flavors. Rich and very long with more than enough firm minerality to support the lush, opulent, fruit and an attractive black fruit, licorice, tobacco finish.