2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza (Metal Label)

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Vinous Media: 90
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$10.95

WHAT A VALUE!!...90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano

"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in concrete vats) Bright violet. Vibrant red and dark berry scents are complemented by hints of cola and candied flowers. Fresh and energetic on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Gentle tannins build slowly on the clinging finish but are no match for the plush, primary fruit. This delicious Rioja drinks surprisingly well already." (VM)

"The 2015 Crianza (Metal Label) is largely Tempranillo yet includes 10% Graciano, all aged a year in American oak. Nicely balanced and medium-bodied, it has lovely notes of strawberries, cherries, white pepper, and blood orange. It’s a terrific value at the price and should keep nicely for 4-6 years." (JD)

"You would be happy to open this, even if oak dominates the nose. It's a lovely wine with cassis and bramble and a long, smoky finish." -2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, 90 pts, SILVER MEDAL