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Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells great; it’s full of fruit over a light dose of toasty oak and framed with notes of earth, vanilla bean, tarragon and lovely floral nuance. A touch soft on entry, this is broad and not too rich, quite well proportioned in fact. The fruit is fresh, and fairly deep if not exhibiting the complexity of the nose. Easy drinking and expressive with more detail on the back end with building herb and floral notes. The finish shows some heat and is a touch short. Well made and easy to understand. 87pts

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Bodegas Palacios Remondo:
Palacios focused his efforts on the Crianza, La Montesa, a Garnacha-based blend from south-facing vineyards grown on the lower slopes of the Yerga mountain range, in pebble and clay soils. In the best vintages, Palacios also makes a top wine, Propiedad, a departure from his father’s use of traditional designations Reserva and Gran Reserva. The estate’s only white wine, Plác... Read more
Palacios focused his efforts on the Crianza, La Montesa, a Garnacha-based blend from south-facing vineyards grown on the lower slopes of the Yerga mountain range, in pebble and clay soils. In the best vintages, Palacios also makes a top wine, Propiedad, a departure from his father’s use of traditional designations Reserva and Gran Reserva. The estate’s only white wine, Plácet, is made in small quantities from 100% barrel-fermented Viura, planted on the estate in 1989. The final wine, La Vendimia, with its eye-catching, contemporary label, is a fresh, fruit-driven value wine made from Tempranillo and  Garnacha. Palacios is committed to honoring his father’s memory by taking the estate’s quality to new heights, as evidenced by the suberb recent vintages.  Under his inspired leadership, Palacios Remondo is now a rising star of Rioja. http://www.foliowine.com/winery_pages/25_palacios_remondo/palacios_remondo.html Read less

Editorial Reviews for Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/09/2011

This smells great; it’s full of fruit over a light dose of toasty oak and framed with notes of earth, vanilla bean, tarragon and lovely floral nuance. A touch soft on entry, this is broad and not too rich, quite well proportioned in fact. The fruit is fresh, and fairly deep if not exhibiting the complexity of the nose. Easy drinking and expressive with more detail on the back end with building herb and floral notes. The finish shows some heat and is a touch short. Well made and easy to understand. 87pts


Member Reviews for Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia

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Snooth User: galacticdude
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/06/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/01/2011

smokey on the nose but nice and sweet on the palate. very easy to drink, a tasty red wine.


Snooth User: nventure
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2010

Two glasses


Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/08/2012

Not my favorite Rioja but it a very complete and well-balanced wine!


Snooth User: veeownyeah
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/02/2011

Nice textbook Rioja - well rounded and smoother tannins than most.


Snooth User: qmckenna
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/05/2010

Fresh and grapey in a pleasant way. Clean medium body with a moderate, soft finish. Excellent value


Snooth User: anniegg
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/16/2011

Very smooth! Great with chocolate!


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External Reviews for Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia

External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/20/2013

Dieser jugendliche Rioja von Álvaro Palacios begeistert vom ersten Schluck weg mit seiner herrlichen Auftaktfülle und seinem konzentrierten Fruchtgeschmack nach Kirschen, Pflaumen und Himbeeren, der von einer ansprechenden Schokoladen-Kakao-Note untermalt wird. Die Gerbstoffe sind nur leicht belegend und im gut gebauten Körper bestens integriert. Was für ein Gaumenspass!


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Exotic, reflective strawberry and tea notes open this lighter-bodied, not-so-serious Rioja. Next in line is a mouthfilling blend of blackberry and cassis, but with ample acidity so that it avoids any weighty pitfalls. Finishes soft, with a swath of oaky vanilla flavor. Drink this 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha now and over the next 18 months.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

La Vendimia ("the harvest") has a warm nose of ripe red berries, leather and roasted coffee. Flavors of herbs and fine tannins underscore the fresh plum and blackberry fruit in this inviting red.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

James Suckling: 91pts - Winemaker Notes - La Vendimia, which signifies the harvest, represents the quality potential of Spanish jovens, or wines that have been aged for less than six months in oak barrels. Made by the famed Spanish winemaker, Alvaro Palacios (whose father founded the Palacios Remondowinery), La Vendimiais a blend of Spain s two original star varieties, Tempranilloand Garnacha. Lively and bright crimson in color, this wine has soft aromas of rose petals, Mediterranean herbs, fresh orchard fruit, and hints of orange rind. Currants, Bing cherries, fresh nectarines, plums and a hint of wild fennel are expressed on the palate. Meant to drink now through the next four years, this consumer-friendly wine can be served slightly chilled and is the perfect accompaniment to any dish.



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