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Mirto Rioja Ramon Bilbao 2005

External Review by WineExpress.com:

A stunning Rioja from Ramon Bilbao Mirto is a limited production wine made with grapes from their oldest vines. Oak aging adds to the complexity and additional bottle aging makes it soft and silky. It scored 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 93's from Wine & Spirits, Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate, so it's unanimous! The Advocate said "The 2005 Mirto de Ramon Bilbao is the bodega's nod to the newer international style. The grapes are all from 70+-year-old vineyards, most of them estate owned. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel with batonnage followed by 24 months in new Allier oak. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration. Opaque purple-colored, it offers superb aromatics including aromas of wood smoke, toast, creosote, spice box, leather, and assorted black fruits. Smooth textured, elegant, yet powerful, this layered effort will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2025." Extremely Limited!

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao:
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was established in 1924 by wine trader Ramón Bilbao Murga in the Rioja region of Spain. The wines were produced in the traditional aged style of the region and continued to be successful throughout generations of the Bilbao family. In 1972, the winery was sold to corporate owners, but ones who are committed to preserving the integrity and traditions of the ... Read more
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was established in 1924 by wine trader Ramón Bilbao Murga in the Rioja region of Spain. The wines were produced in the traditional aged style of the region and continued to be successful throughout generations of the Bilbao family. In 1972, the winery was sold to corporate owners, but ones who are committed to preserving the integrity and traditions of the wines. Today, the wines are still produced using modern technology with respect for classic styles and characteristics.  Read less

External Reviews for Mirto Rioja Ramon Bilbao

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/27/2015

A stunning Rioja from Ramon Bilbao Mirto is a limited production wine made with grapes from their oldest vines. Oak aging adds to the complexity and additional bottle aging makes it soft and silky. It scored 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 93's from Wine & Spirits, Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate, so it's unanimous! The Advocate said "The 2005 Mirto de Ramon Bilbao is the bodega's nod to the newer international style. The grapes are all from 70+-year-old vineyards, most of them estate owned. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel with batonnage followed by 24 months in new Allier oak. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration. Opaque purple-colored, it offers superb aromatics including aromas of wood smoke, toast, creosote, spice box, leather, and assorted black fruits. Smooth textured, elegant, yet powerful, this layered effort will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2025." Extremely Limited!




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