Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Mirto 2005


SKU 09713


Bright, opaque pomegranate color with purple hues. Aromas range from blackberries to smoked wood to toasted bread and nutmet. Soft and elegant in the mouth, yet blunt and powerful. The wine develops in multiple layers, demonstrating the integration of the Tempranillo fruit and subtle oak ageing. It lingers on the palate, fresh and juice, returning to the fruit of the first taste. - Winery
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Bodegas Ramon Bilbao
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Mirto de Ramon Bilbao is the bodega's nod to the newer international style. The grapes are all from 70+-year-old vineyards, most of them estate owned. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel with batonnage followed by 24 months in new Allier oak. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration. Opaque purple-colored, it offers superb aromatics including aromas of wood smoke, toast, creosote, spice box, leather, and assorted black fruits. Smooth textured, elegant, yet powerful, this layered effort will evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2025.

Jay Miller, February 2008