Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja Limited Edition 2006
To rate this wine a 3 is an injustice. This Tempranillo is deep, rich, silky, well balanced and OH SO enjoyable. THIS is what enjoying a fantastic Spanish wine is all about. Again, SO enjoyable and yet so unpretentious! I easily give this a 4!Add winemaker's notes
To rate this wine a 3 is an injustice. This Tempranillo is deep, rich, silky, well balanced and OH SO enjoyable. THIS is what enjoying a fantastic Spanish wine is all about. Again, SO enjoyable and yet so unpretentious! I easily give this a 4!
Four and a half glasses
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