2012 Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Crianza, Rioja (750ml)

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2012 Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Crianza
# ESRBCR12AE
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Review Score: 88WA, 87WE

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The 2012 Crianza from Ramón Bilbao is a very popular wine by the glass in the bars of Rioja. Pure Tempranillo, a textbook Crianza with aromas of cigar ash and leather over a core of ripe red and black fruit, quite harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied, still marked by the oak with plenty of vanilla flavors and dusty tannins that would need food. Very drinkable. There are a whopping 3.1 million bottles of this wine!

88 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 218 - Apr 2015)

Earthy plum and stalky berry aromas are bolstered by bold oak aromas. This feels good and healthy, with spicy oaky flavors that are dry lactic and push the wine's fruit to the background. A woody spicy, minty finish ends this. Drink through 2017.

87 points, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2016)