Bodegas Palacio Especial Reserva 2005

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $45.00 $22.99
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Item No. 108449
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Deep ruby red.
Aroma: Complex combination of ripe fruit and well integrated oak.
Taste: Rich and smooth with great length and finesse.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Especial Reserva was sourced from a single vineyard with vines over 60 years of age. It spent 24 months in French oak. Deep purple-colored, it sports an alluring bouquet of sandalwood, incense, Asian spices, violets, black cherry, and blackberry compote. Structured on the palate with dense, savory, ripe fruit, it manages to remain elegant in combination with its power. Allow 2-3 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2025."
91 Points

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ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/23/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
EXCELLENT TEMPRANILLO...
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Learn About Bodegas Palacio Map ItMap It

Bodegas Palacio is a centenary winery located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. Since our foundation in 1894, we have made an important contribution to the revolution in winemaking that has taken place in La Rioja.

Our founder, Don Cosme Palacio y Bermejillo, began producing his exceptional wines over 100 years ago, making our bodega one of a limited few to be selected as Bodegas Históricas de la D.O Ca Rioja.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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