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Ramon Bilbao, Reserva Rioja 2015 (1x75cl)
Grape Variety: Tempranillo | Graciano | Mazuelo
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: SPRI1088B15S
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2021 Spain supplement article Great Rioja vintages you can drink now (see blue link below for the review).
Ramon Bilbao, Reserva Rioja 2015 - November 2021 Decanter review
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was founded in 1926 by Ramón Bilbao Murga, an experienced wine trader who had been selling wine since 1896 from premises at Calle Las Cuevas in Haro. Bilbao was a forward-looking grape grower and a pioneer in the art of ageing. The winery was handed down from one generation to the next until the year 1966, when Ramón Bilbao Pozo, last of the descendants, died. In 1972 the business was converted into a corporation with new shareholders, and new facilities were built, also in Haro. The new company wished to continue the work of its founder, and concentrated on making aged wines. In 1999, the family business of Diego Zamora, S.A., one of the largest beverage groups in Spain and owner of the well-known brand Licor 43, acquired the winery and began a new venture, renovating and adapting existing facilities. The development of top-quality wines, together with innovation while respecting the purest Riojan tradition represented by the history of the wines of Ramón Bilbao, are the trademark of this emblematic company in Rioja Alta. The philosophy that inspires the work carried out at the winery is the same philosophy that has prevailed, generation after generation, turning the men and women who work at our bodega into true experts in the art of ageing wines: grapes from the best estates and vineyards, casks made of the best oak from European and American forests, and all of this enhanced by the care and know-how of people who love wine above all else.
Made from Tempranillo (90%), Graciano (5%), Mazuelo (5%).
To see an excellent fiche technique for this wine from the winemakers at Ramon Bilbao, please click on the blue link below.
Ramon Bilbao, Reserva Rioja 2015 - fiche technique
20 months of ageing in American oak casks as well as further ageing in the cellar, has created a wine that displays deep cherry red colours. The aromas of blackberries, cedar, leather and spices are complimented by good, balanced flavours with a long finish. Perfect with red meats, game and cured cheeses.