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Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja Rioja Gran Reserva
This is a little ashy on the nose with hints of arugula, blood and carob adding gentle complexity to the nose. The aromas are more savory than fruity but there is a base of raspberry/blackberry fruit here along with well-balanced briary oak. This is easy to drink texturally but it has the same savory, arugula-like flavors on the palate adding compelling complexity to the round yet nervous wine. There are subtle layers of flavor here. It is a little nutty, a little meaty, but then mineral and taut with a hint of rust coming out on the back end with raspberry fruit, licorice and spiky little tannins. The finish is long and zingy with lovely layering of subtle savory and fruity flavors and just a hint of heat on the finale. This is really attractive. It is not rustic but not modernly smooth either, with a mouthfeel that is zesty, sapid and refreshing. Serve this with red meat like lamb. 90pts
Medium red ruby in the glass. The nose shows dark red fruit, leather, and cotton candy. On the palate this really comes alive due to it's balanced acidity and showing of cherry, herbs and spice. A medium long finish. This was a totally different style than the rest of the wines in the flight and although most tasters went toward the robust CDP or Gigondas, the Terrasses held it's own and managed to finish as the favorite wine for two of the seven tasters.
Best tempranillo I've had for $7. Nose is simple but pleasant with berry, vanilla and mineral. Full and round in the mouth, well structured, moderate acid and decent finish. Really simple, successful "International style" red wine with a tempranillo twist. Absolutely not interesting, elegant or sophisticated - but one of my first picks under $10.
No detailed notes but another fine performance from this great QPR. Big and muscular dark fruit tempered by a soft mouth feel that always pleases just about anyone I open this for.
Dark, deep ruby color. Nose is very inviting with spice cookies, fig, lead pencil, beef broth with a hint of skunk. Smooth, medium body. Blackberry fruit, spice and slightly herby. Nice amount of acidity that carries this win perfectly with or without food. Subtle yet present tannin mostly noticeable with the medium length finish. A great buy for the price.
Oh, tannin bomb. Oak, berry, black, rich on the nose. Jammy taut, veggie on the tongue. May be good for oily foods as it would cut through butter with its bitterness. Was priced at $10.99. Try it if you can get it for less.
Very nice wine, smooth, lots of berries
I love this tempranillo so so so much. Awesome price, great backbone - holds its own without being overwhelming. One of my favorite wines that I purchase often. Try this!
External Reviews for Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja Rioja Gran Reserva
The unfined/unfiltered 2006 Les Terrasses Rouge, a custom cuvee made for American importer Eric Solomon, is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a lovely bouquet of black currants, black cherries, licorice, smoke, roasted herbs, and melted licorice. Deep and full-bodied with velvety tannins, good acidity, and a long finish, this is a heck-of-a wine to drink over the next 4-5 years.
Ripe and suave, with supple tannins that meld into the plum and boysenberry fruit, all laced with incense, black tea and pastis notes. Dark but pure on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.
Located outside the tiny Rhône town of Mormoriron, Château Pesquié is known for substantial reds like Terrasses, which is dense with earthy raspberry notes and supple tannins.
The 1995 Cuvée des Terrasses is an unfiltered offering made from 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. The wine offers a bold, flamboyant, spicy, peppery, black raspberry and cherry-scented nose, delicious, juicy, fleshy-textured flavors, excellent purity, and a heady, glycerin-infused mouthfeel and finish. About 100% of this wine was aged on oak barrels. It should continue to drink well for 2-4 years.
Another of my favorite estates in the up-and-coming Cotes du Ventoux appellation, Pesquie's inexpensive 2009 Terrasses is a custom cuvee put together by American importer Eric Solomon. Composed of 70% Grenache (from 60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (from 30-year-old vines), aged in neutral oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this 10,000-case cuvée hits every sweet spot on the palate. Tasting more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than an inexpensive Cotes du Ventoux, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine offers up scents of licorice, black cherries, raspberries, pepper, and meat juices. Medium to full-bodied with a structured, well-delineated mouthfeel, good freshness, a heady finish, and firm, but well-balanced tannins, it should drink nicely for 2-3 years.
Domaine Monplezy Plaisirs Interdits Rosé VDP Côtes de Thongue 2006: lagerfähig 2 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: LanguedocWeingut: Domaine MonplezyRebsorte: GrenacheCarignan Cinsault SyrahRestzucker: 2 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Rosé
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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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