Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja 2007

I tasted this wine blind in a set of 12, and it was the stand-out wine.  It is a blend of 60% grenache with tempranillo, graciano and mazuelo making up the balance.  Ruby-garnet in colour, the wine has a clean nose, with a medium intensity, developing fragrance of spices and cherry cola.  On the palate, the wine is dry, with long length, oak, medium acidity, red fruits, medium tannins and full bodied.  The flavour intensity, concentration of flavours and length is pronounced.  While the oak influence is obvious, under it, sits an excellent value and quality wine.  90 to 92 points.

Abv: 14%
Price: $45
Website: http://www.thespanishacquisition.com (importer’s site)
Tasted: August 2011

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