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Ravishing Rioja: 2012 Palacios Remondo Montesa

2012 PALACIOS REMONDO Rioja "La Montesa"
$17.95 bottle/ $172.00 case

For whatever reason I hadn’t had this current release of one our favorite Riojas from past vintages, and when I recently had it with my rep I was kicking myself. This is a stunner! A beautiful Rioja for current consumption that will easily go on for several years. I’ll let the following review throw the adjectives around, just know if you appreciate fantastically made, world-class Spanish red this is a steal! Along with a sweet 90 point Wine Spectator review, Luis Gutiérrez of The Wine Advocate had this to say: “I sat down to taste the Palacios Remondo line up with Álvaro Palacios and I was very excited. 2012 produced a fantastic collection of pure, transparent wines, better than ever. The 2012 Rioja Crianza la Montesa is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 15% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo from grapes grown in Alfaro, Rioja Baja where the red Garnacha reigns over Tempranillo. The wine is getting lighter and more ethereal, but this ripe 2012 has a heady nose of cherries in liqueur but also black and sour cherries, unnoticeable oak plus just a pinch of dark spices. The palate is soft and silky, with ultra-fine tannins, great acidity and balance. A great showing for La Montesa. This wine is a true bargain; typical Rioja at unbeatable prices. Hard to beat as a great value. 92 points.”

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