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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2006
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2006
(search item no. 115974)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense garnet red with light brick-red tones on the rim. On the nose it unfolds from the first moment balsamic notes from the wood over a chocolate and coconut background, all of it surrounded with ripen red fruit preserve. It is quite obvious the tobacco and cedar wood presence as well. In the mouth it is full, slightly astringent and with a vivid acidity. Hints of cocoa and roasted wood strengthen, and the persistent finish create a mix difficult to describe: cigar box, fruit preserve, spices, liquorice, broom, leather.

It pairs perfectly with international food (curries, marinated fish and spicy dishes) and traditional red meats, game and cured cheeses.

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About Bodegas Ramon Bilbao:

Our winery, which has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic in Rioja.

At Bodegas Ramon Bilbao we produce the highest quality matured wines, thus increasing both the Denominacion de Origin's and our founder's prestige. Our daily work is based on using the best prime materials, which we choose with the greatest care: grapes from the best estates and vineyards and barrels made of the best oak from European and American woods.

Our aim is to obtain the best matured wines so that you can enjoy a wine for drinking, savouring and tasting again.