COSME PALACIO RIOJA VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA BY BODEGAS PALACIO 2018
If you love brilliantly crafted wines of refinement that consistently rank among the best values in their respective categories, Cosme Palacio Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada by Bodegas Palacio 2018 will floor you!
Bodegas Palacio has been crafting extraordinarily traditional, long-lived wines that are admired by all since 1894. They’re a truly rare breed, producing traditional wines of exceptional purity and complexity across their entire lineup. Few wineries in Rioja continue the kinds of classic practices that are still the norm here.
With rich history, high-altitude vineyards, and an ultra-traditional upbringing in the winery, this 95 point Rioja red is well deserving of its critical acclaim.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
James Suckling, January 2021
COSME PALACIO RIOJA VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA BY BODEGAS PALACIO 2018: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy, earthy, floral, fruity and mineral / oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted
TASTING NOTE / “Really sophisticated aromas of blackberries, plums, crushed stones, concrete, wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Complex is the word. It’s full-bodied with creamy, polished tannins that are caressing and precise and envelop the palate. Tight at the finish, suggesting a wine for the cellar. Give this at least three or four years to come together and shows it’s true potential.”
DELIVERY / Complimentary
A LITTLE HISTORY
Based in the lower part of Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa) since 1894, Bodegas Palacio is one of the ancient jewels of the Denomination. With brands such as Castillo de Rioja and Glorioso dating from the 20th century, it boasts a rich history full of anecdotes and prominent events.
Founder Cosme Palacio rented a winery in the Duero area to procure wine when phylloxera devastated Rioja. That winery was Vega Sicilia and the winemaker who travelled there to oversee production was Txomin Garramiola, a Riojan who settled in the region and laid the foundations of what today is the legendary Único.
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