Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2010 “extremely elegant” says Robert Parker

Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2010 received a glowing review from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate … “The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs and some chalk sensations. It is extremely elegant. The palate is supple, sapid (umami?), vibrant, pure, balanced and long. Simply delicious and a great value. Drink 2014-2018. Palacios Remondo is the original winery in Rioja created by Don Jose Palacios Remondo in Alfaro in 1945. Owned by the Palacios family, it is one of the most important on the Spanish wine scene. Don Jose had nine children of whom four remain in the wine world. Antonio, Chelo and Alvaro started working for the family winery but Alvaro left in 1989 to start his own project in Priorat. Rafael, the youngest, joined the family business and he developed the white Placet, but he eventually left to focus on white wine, and created his own project in Valdeorras with the Godello grape (As Sortes and now O Soro) from the 2004 vintage. One of Chelo’s sons, Ricardo Perez Palacios, was interested in wine and he teamed up with his uncle Alvaro to create the Descendientes de J. Palacios, in Bierzo, a region Alvaro had in mind right from the time he started in Priorat, named after Alvaro’s father and Ricardo’s grandfather, who passed away in 2000. Antonio left Palacios Remondo and Alvaro returned to apply his wide experience with Garnacha¬† (12/ 2013) 93 points We also have limited stock of the great 2008 Remondo Montesa while stocks last.