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Palacio del Burgo Crianza (Classic Label)
Bodegas Burgo Viejo
Spain - La Rioja - Rioja

Red ruby colored wine with violet tones; well-balanced, black fruit, vanilla and coconut flavors. Powerful, complex and silky smooth...classic old style Rioja at a bargain price.

Specifications
Appellation
Rioja
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano
Vinification
Hand picked. Destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. ML in concrete tanks. Aged in American fine grained oak 225L barrels for 12 months.
Pairings

Pairs well with aged cheeses and grilled meats.

Reviews and News

2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(aged for a year in new and used American oak barrels) Brilliant violet color. Fragrant, oak-spiced dark berries, cherry preserves and a hint of candied flowers on the nose. Blends depth and energy smoothly, offering ripe boysenberry, cherry-cola and coconut flavors and a touch of smokiness. Closes spicy, broad and long, with smooth tannins and lingering florality. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 90 pts

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2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter silver 2018"You would be happy to open this, even if oak dominates the nose. It's a lovely wine with cassis and bramble and a long, smoky finish."
- 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, 90 pts, SILVER MEDAL

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2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - JD

2015 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2015 Crianza (Metal Label) is largely Tempranillo yet includes 10% Graciano, all aged a year in American oak. Nicely balanced and medium-bodied, it has lovely notes of strawberries, cherries, white pepper, and blood orange. It’s a terrific value at the price and should keep nicely for 4-6 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts

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2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 93 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 93 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter silver 2017"A really juicy wine, with lots of sweet, creamy oak and vivid fresh red berry fruit. Tannins are ripe and have a light touch. Charming finish."
- 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, 93 pts, SILVER MEDAL

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2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in new and used American oak barrels) Saturated ruby. Ripe dark berries, vanilla, baking spices and pungent flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Plush, oak-accented blackberry and cassis flavors are joined by a mocha element that builds as the wine opens with air. The spicy note repeats on the long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves a bitter cherry note behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts

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2013 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS + BEST BUY - WE

2013 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS + BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Charred, earthy black-fruit aromas are smoky and power-packed. This feels full yet balanced, with freshness and strong tannins. Ripe berry, prune and oak-spice flavors finish with a note of vanilla and length. For a Crianza from a tough vintage, this is commendable."
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2016), 90 pts + BEST BUY

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2012 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WS

2012 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"This red offers dried cherry, plum, licorice, cola and toasty notes, rich yet balanced, mingling over firm, well-integrated tannins. Balsamic acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through . 8,500 cases made. –TM"
- Wine Spectator (December 15th 2015), 90 pts

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2012 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2012 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Vivid ruby. Deeply pitched scents of candied dark berries, cherry-vanilla and woodsmoke, with a suave floral note building in the glass. Supple, sweet and expansive, offering broad blackberry and violet pastille flavors and a late touch of coconut. Fine-grained tannins come in late on a long, spice-tinged finish that echoes the vanilla and smoke notes. This wine was raised entirely in American oak. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2015), 90 pts

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2011 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

2011 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 90 pts"(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano): Inky ruby. Musky cherry and underbrush aromas are complemented by notes of cedar, tobacco and vanilla. Juicy and light on its feet, offering lively redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that gain depth and take on a smoky nuance with air. Closes bright and long, with building spiciness and smooth, slow-building tannins. Shows the 90% American oak that's used at this estate; a classic Rioja at a great price. - Josh Raynolds"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep/Oct 13), 90 pts

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2011 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - WA

2011 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - WA

"wa89These 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 2011 Crianza (90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano) spends 12 months in American oak barrels. It reveals notes of vanilla, new saddle leather and sweet black cherries in a medium-bodied, elegant as well as complex and concentrated style. A more classic Rioja than the 2013 Tinto, it should drink well for 2-3 years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 89 pts

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2010 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

2010 Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 90 pts"(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; aged in American oak for a year): Deep red. Vibrant red berry and vanilla aromas are accented by a peppery nuance. Pliant cherry-vanilla and raspberry flavors show a distinct sweetness and provide very good palate coverage. Supple and persistent Rioja with gentle grip and lingering sweetness. - Josh Raynolds"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep/Oct 13), 90 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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