Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja Crianza 2014 (Spain) Rated 92WA



The Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja Crianza 2014 (Spain) Rated 92WA. From Spain, This product usually ships within 3 days or earlier. Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja Crianza 2014 (Spain) Rated 92WA in the Spanish Red category is now available at in the size specified in product title above for only $14.97; inventory was last updated on 2017-10-26 03:20:48.



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Wine Advocate Review
Rated 92
I tasted from two different bottles of the 2014 La Montesa Crianza, one that had been decanted for 18 hours and one that was popped and poured. The wine had opened up, but showed no signs of fatigue or oxidation. The just-opened bottle felt a little more compact, serious and a little backward. It had only been in bottle for less than two months when I tasted it and it didn't feel dizzy at all. The amount of Garnacha is growing in most of the wines and here, it's already 85%, with the balance provided by Tempranillo; in 2015 ,the proportion is even higher at 92% and 8%. It fermented in stainless steel vats with natural yeasts, including malolactic, and matured in barrique for one year before being fined and bottled. 2013 and 2014 were challenging vintages, and many wines were not produced. In 2014 (and 2013), there is no Propiedad, so those grapes were used for the La Montesa. The palate shows great balance, and the overall effect of the higher percentage of Garnacha is a more elegant, streamlined wine that tasty with great freshness. A whopping 660,000 bottles were produced, which is remarkable for this quality and price; it does feel like a more expensive wine.
James Suckling Review
Rated 91
Fresh nose of pure strawberries and raspberries with hints of dried flowers and white pepper. Medium to full body, light and silky tannins and a fresh, flavorful and slightly herbal finish. Drink now.

Wine Tasting Notes
Named after the hillside vineyard located on the northeastern slope of the Yerga mountains in eastern Rioja, La Montesa is a blend of the red grape varieties that grow organically on the Palacios Remondo estate. Ruby red in color with penetrating aromas of Mediterranean fruit, such as pomegranate and quince, that are mixed with carnations, rose water and flower nectar in the nose. On the palate, winemaker Alvaro Palacios describes the 2014 La Montesa as 'a wine that flows velvety smooth,' with 'harmonious notes of orange rind, fresh cherries and rosemary petals that culminate in a long and evocative finish.' Meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years, Alvaro feels this is "a wine that invites you to enjoy life!" Perfect by-the-glass on its own or when paired with flavorful cuisine, La Montesa is a welcoming wine from Rioja that is sure to please both the novice and the true wine connoisseur alike.

70% Garnacha, 25% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo

Additional Information

Varietal/Type N/A
gtin 877397001589
Size N/A
Region Spain
Rating Rated 90+