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Palacio del Burgo Tinto
Bodegas Burgo Viejo
Spain - La Rioja - Rioja

This wine is made of 100% Tempranillo from 15-25 year old vineyards in the Rihuelo area between the town of Alfaro and the slopes of Monte Yerga. 

The wine shows a deep cherry red color with violet tones. Intense fruity nose of blackberry and licorice over sweet mocha aromas. Vibrant with smooth tannins; long-lasting, powerful and smooth. An incredible Rioja value.

Specifications
Appellation
Rioja
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Tempranillo
Age of vines
15-25 years
Soil type
Clay & Limestone
Vinification
Work in the vineyard focused on achieving maximum tannic ripeness, while keeping the alcohol levels under control.
Harvest is by hand in some vineyards, mechanized in others. Grapes are destemmed and gently crushed. Temperature controlled (22-25º C) fermentation in stainless steel vats. Minimal maceration with the skins to preserve the fruit and insure easy drinking wines. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vats.
35 % of the final blend has been aged in used 225 liter American oak barrels (3, 4 & 5 years), the remainder aged a minimum of 6 months in contact with it's fine lees in concrete tanks.
Production
10,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Enjoy with grilled steak or burgers, Spanish tapas and aged cheeses.

Reviews and News

2019 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - JS

2019 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Blueberry, lavender and some black-mushroom character. Medium body, firm texture and a fruity finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (October 2020), 89 pts

2018 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 90 PTS - JS

2018 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A fruity and plummy wine with just a hint of strawberry jam. Full body. Velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Dense and layered. Some may find it a little heavy, but it’s lively. Drink now."
- James Suckling (July 2019), 90 pts

2018 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2018 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250Year's Best Rioja Wines - BEST BUY
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2019), 88 pts

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2017 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(fermented and raised in a combination of stainless steel tanks and concrete vats) Lurid, youthful purple color. Fresh dark berries, pungent flowers and cured tobacco on the perfumed nose. Offers spice-accented cherry preserve and blackberry flavors that pick up a spicy nuance with aeration. The floral note repeats on a nicely persistent finish that features smooth, even tannins and a smoky mineral quality. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 88 PTS - JD

2016 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2016 Tinto checks in as 85% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache, and 5% Mazuelo, brought up all in tank. It’s a medium-bodied, seamless, unquestionably delicious Rioja that has quality notes of cherries, spice, dried herbs, and flowers. It has plenty of fruit, stays fresh and lively, and would be a great house red."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 88 pts

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2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in concrete vats) Bright violet. Vibrant red and dark berry scents are complemented by hints of cola and candied flowers. Fresh and energetic on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Gentle tannins build slowly on the clinging finish but are no match for the plush, primary fruit. This delicious Rioja drinks surprisingly well already. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts

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2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright ruby-red. Lively red fruit and floral aromas are complemented by peppery spices. Silky, gently sweet and open-knit, showing good heft to its ripe raspberry and cherry flavors. Closes smooth and spicy, with no rough edges; velvety tannins make a late cameo appearance. No oak was used here, just stainless steel and concrete.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2015), 89 pts

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2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"The 2014 Palacio del Burgo Tinto is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and the rest Granacha and Mazuelo. Dark ruby-colored, with plenty of leafy tobacco notes intermixed with licorice, red and black cherries, this medium-bodied, soft and juicy wine is best drunk over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2013 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 87 PTS - WA

2013 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Tinto - 87 PTS - WA

"wa300These are custom cuvées made specifically for importer Fran Kysela. Palacio del Burgo is a large estate, even for Rioja, with over 494 acres of vines. All three of these inexpensive offerings are impressive and merit serious interest from thrifty consumers. The 2013 Tinto was bottled early to take advantage of its fruit. A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache and 5% Mazuelo, it was fermented and aged totally in concrete. A deep plum/purple color is accompanied by notes of blackberries and camphor as well as wonderfully pure, medium-bodied, savory, luscious fruit, sweet tannin and a heady, fleshy finish. It is meant to be drunk young as it sees no oak, so consume it over the next several years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts

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Producer Information: Bodegas Burgo Viejo

Six families of farmers founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 (with the next generation coming on-board, it is now sixteen families working together). Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been ...
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