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Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada

Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada
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Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada

Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada Crianza is a red wine from DO Rioja produced by Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, a winery founded in 1924 by D. Ramón Bilbao Murga. However, Don Ramon and his wines produced and sold by the year 1896 in a small winery Street Las Cuevas in Haro, a town with one of the highest concentrations of wineries in the world.

The winery is located on the outskirts of Haro, one of the most privileged vine-growing wine regions. The climate in this area is continental to moderate, marked by a Cantabrian influence. Rainfall is recorded throughout the year. This wine is a varietal Tempranillo from 75 hectares of vineyards located in Rioja Alta, near the Ebro River.
The vineyards are planted on heterogeneous soils, shallow, well-drained, with occasional water shortages. As for processing, after a selection of the best grapes, grapes are fermented by hand in wooden vats at a controlled temperature. Finally, the wine undergoes a 14-month aging in new French oak barrels of Allier and American Virginia and 10 months in bottle.
 We recommend decanting at least one hour before serving.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Spicy dishes, Roasted red meats, Red meat with sauce, Risottos, Sheep cheese

Tasting notes Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Sight

An intense cherry red colour.

Nose

The nose has fruity aromas with floral notes of wood and undergrowth.

Taste

In the mouth it is balanced, tasty and strong. Maintains a vividness with its pleasant and persistent in the mouth.

Sight Intense cherry red. Nose Suggestive fine fruity aromas with floral notes and white wood balanced by ageing notes such as white wood and shrub. Taste Fluid and balanced on the palate. Balanced, serious, flavourful and nervy. A very lively, pleasant and persistent mid palate.
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Sight Maroon cherry colour with hints of purple. Medium robe. Clean and bright wine with abundant fast-falling tears. Nose Very elegant and perfectly harmonious aromas. Its notes of ripe fruit are perfectly balanced with the aromas of wood. When it opens up, the notes of fruit gain in intensity and get a touch of liquor. It is felt along with many spicy notes, hints of liquorice and light toasted, herbal and balsamic aromas on its elegant smoky background. Taste Elegant, wide and tasty wine. It has a light, smooth mid palate with a silky texture. Its well balanced notes of fruit and wood are wrapped in creamy aromas. Some mineral touches are also felt along with a lively acidity which balances the wine. A wine with some drying noble tannins and a long finish. An elegant very nice wine.
Sight Cherry red colour with ruby-purple borders. Medium-high robe. Clean and bright. Dense, heavy and quickly-falling tears. Nose Its initial aromas provided by the oak are completed with notes of red fruit. When it opens up, the red and black fruit turns into very ripe and sweet fruit, almost candied, which is noticed along with a wide range of spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and licorice, on a delicate background of toasted and smoked notes. Taste Tasty and fleshy wine, with soft and elegant attack. Well balanced notes of fruit and wood with spices that round out the wine. Silky and velvety wine with a good acidity. Noble tannins still a bit drying, although they forecast a good evolution. Long and persistent finish with a fruity aftertaste. A very nice and elegant wine.
Sight Intense dark garnet-red with a purple rim. Nose On the nose its impressive fresh red berries aromas of ripen cherries and plums develop to the range of candied fruit. Taste

It  is compact on the palate and reveals smoked notes of mineral and liquorice . Its solid tannins hold the fruit and give structure that is well kept along time.

Ratings

  • Decanter 89
  • Peñin 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Winespectator 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 85
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 82
  • Peñin 90
  • Winespectator 90

Prizes

Silver Medal. Bacchus Awards
Tempranillo de Oro. VIII Edición del Concurso itinerante
Decanter WWA 2013, Bronze Medal
Mundus Vini 2013, Silver Medal
IWC 2013, Commended
Bacchus 2013, Bacchus De Oro
IWSC 2013, Silver Medal
IWSC 2012, Bronze Medal
Decanter WWA 2012, Bronze Medal
IWSC 2011, Silver best In Class
CMB 2011, Gold Medal
Challenge du Vin 2011, Medaille de Bronze
Decanter IWC 2011, Bronze Medal
IWC 2011, Bronze Medal
IWC 2010, Silver IWC
IWSC 2010, Best Silver
Korea WC 2010, Seal of Approval

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2018 Excellent
2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Reviews from customers who bought this product
  •  
    01/10/20 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2017 One of the hidden secrets for the price. Easily battles with wines twice as expensive
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    07/04/20 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2016 Keeps delivering and for the price a real steal.
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    22/01/20 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2016 not actually tried this one yet but all the other wines we have had from ramon bilbao have been fantastic
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    14/08/19 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2016 has unexpected depth and consistently delivers flavour of a wine at least twice as expensive
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    18/12/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2015 Crianza with potential of reserva
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    13/11/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2015 I buy a lot of this wine and it constantly delivers
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    12/11/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2015 What a fabulous punch this wine packs. Its really well balanced and smooth with great depth. Its only 3 years old but drinkable now. I purchased a second case to keep for a further 3 years.
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    11/10/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2015 Tried this wine in malaga was very nice even although I,m not a red wine drinker
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    20/06/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2015 Good quality Rioja, reminds me of happy days in Spain.
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    25/04/18 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2014 First tried this in a small restaurant in San Juan, Alicante. Loved it and now have it shipped over.
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    17/12/17 Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada 2014 It’s really good. Not as good as 2012 but still a great Rioja
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