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Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2012

Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva

2012
90+
PARKER
93
PEÑÍN

£25.90

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Made from a selection of the best plots of old vines in Haro and the surrounding area (Las Arogues, La Llana and San Prudencio), harvested by hand.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Brick-red rim / Clean / Bright
Bouquet
Complex / Undergrowth notes / Spicy notes / Fruit aromas / Candied fruit / Toasty notes / Mineral notes / Hardwoods
Mouth
Elegant tannins / Lively tannins / Complex / Harmonious / Ageing notes / Tobacco / Cocoa / Fruit notes / Mineral notes / Long / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 17ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Roasts / Lamb / Red meats / Marinated meats / Meats with creamy sauces

Ratings and awards

201290+ PK93 PN
201192 PN91 DC
201090 PK15 JR91 PN93 DC
200991 PN
200815.5 JR91 PN
200690 PK91 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: PeñínDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

Sourced from a very dry year that produced fresher wines than expected, the 2012 Gran Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with some 8% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo that matured in American oak barrels for 30 months and now 32 months in bottle. They have seen a small revival in the Gran Reserva, a category that almost disappeared at one point. It's balsamic, spicy, smoky and polished, in a classical style but somehow updated, clean and with more fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, with some dusty tannins and good acidity. A classical Rioja, ideal with food. 120,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/02/2018)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2012 - 90+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.8/5
5 reviews
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Winemaking

Ageing period30 months
Type of woodAmerican oak

The winery

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is an excellent example of pure Rioja traditions combined with the latest innovations in winemaking. The winery came into being in 1924 although its founder Don Ramón Bilbao Murga had been working in the wine trade in Haro since 1896. The winery was run by generation after generation of the family until 1966 when Ramón Bilbao Pozo passed away with no sons or daughters to take over the firm. Five years later it was decided to convert the...

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