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Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2017

Ramón Bilbao Crianza

2017

Ramón Bilbao Crianza is a renewed classic which offers excellent results thanks in part to an exhaustive...

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£11.40

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2017

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2017

Review

Ramón Bilbao Crianza is a renewed classic which offers excellent results thanks in part to an exhaustive control of the growth and ripening process of the grapes. The plots are interpreted and harvested individually when the fruit is at its ripest. They are then vinified separately too to extract the utmost potential from each batch. The different results are finally combined to create one of the most versatile and well-balanced red wines from Rioja, a harmonious, smooth and herbal wine ideal for drinking at any table.

 

Rodolfo Bastida, director of oenology at Ramón Bilbao, is responsible for this splendid red Rioja, a modern classic which enjoys huge popularity and prestige. As usually happens with great wines, the principal factor behind its success lies in the vineyards. Grapes are collected early in the morning to retain the freshness of the fruit. The wine is then devatted quickly after fermentation to ensure it maintains its wonderful colour but does not extract excessive tannins. It offers a delightfully bright and quite dense claret colour in the glass and an intense nose of wild black fruit and liquorice alongside warm spicy notes of nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon. Balanced and flavoursome on the palate with a good level of acidity and perfectly integrated tannins, retronasal toasted tones also appear after the first sip. 

Food pairing

Iberian sausages / Semi-cured cheeses / Manchego cheese / Roast lamb

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewCherry red / Ruby-red glints / Bright
  • Bouquet:Hardwoods / Ripe black fruit / Balsamic notes / Coconut / Pepper
  • Mouth:Fresh / Harmonious / Characterful / Varietal notes / Spicy notes

Customer reviews

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by: Jp Dm (10/01/2020) - Vintage 2016

A smooth soft full bodied red with ooodles of flavour.

Tried this red at a tapas bar in Birmingham New Street station last November......instantly fell in love with it , so went straight online to find it, but we can only buy it direct from country of origin, not a problem really, just meant we had to wait for it to arrive. Vinissimus were superb in handling our order, even emailing back twice to confirm our address before dispatching our order. A very helpful and professional outfit. This is what “we” call a FAT red . The flavours fill your mouth and nose with warm rounded enveloping gorgeousness. There are no aftertastes from tannins which suits our palate, and this is a seriously delightful wine to drink by itself or to enjoy with a meal. Skip it and you’ll be missing out in a very big way. It’s worth the wait and the price . 10/10 ALL THE WAY.

by: Vinissimus Customer (07/06/2019) - Vintage 2016

Never disappoints ...

A good value ....consistent quality Rioja Crianza from Bodegas Ramon Bilbao invoking memories of visiting that famous wine region ... Definitely on my repeat purchase list.

by: William (13/01/2020) - Vintage 2016

Great with red meat or cheese

A great wine to enjoy with red meat or strong cheese, would recommend making sure the temperature is right beforehand as this wine benefits a lot from the preparation.

by: Shaun Towers (29/06/2019) - Vintage 2016

should have been better

A heavy full bodied wine, very smooth. However it lacks any real character and is a bit bland. I usually drink a bottle of red wine in 2 goes, this one lasted for 3!

by: Ian B (10/08/2020) - Vintage 2016

Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2016

Tried this wine after also having the Reserva 2015. Obviously not quite to the same standard, but a fantastic value wine for the price.

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