£14.00/ 0.75 L btl
The guarantee of quality offered by the renewed classic Ramón Bilbao Crianza is mainly down to the painstaking care taken with the vines and their ripening process. The plots are worked individually according to their respective conditions and harvested just as the fruit ripens. The grapes are then vinified separately in the winery to extract the maximum potential of each batch. It is not until the end that they are finally blended together to create one of the most versatile and well-balanced wines in Rioja, a smooth and harmonious wine sure to conquer any dining table.
What does this wine taste like?
Once poured into the glass, the wine appears a gleaming shade of garnet of medium depth and displays an intense nose of wild black fruits, liquorice and warm spicy notes of nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon. As it passes through the palate, it’s noticeably tasty and balanced, with good acidity and perfectly integrated tannins. Via the retronasal passage, toasty notes are evident straight after the first sip.
|Cherry red / Ruby-red glints / Bright|
|Hardwoods / Ripe black fruit / Balsamic notes / Coconut / Pepper|
|Fresh / Harmonious / Characterful / Varietal notes / Spicy notes|
Drinking and storing
Cooked sausages / Semi-cured cheeses / Mushrooms / Roasts / Salmon
Ratings and awards
|2017||91 PN||91 TA|
A smooth soft full bodied red with ooodles of flavour.
Tried this red at a tapas bar in Birmingham New Street station last November......instantly fell in love with it , so went straight online to find it, but we can only buy it direct from country of origin, not a problem really, just meant we had to wait for it to arrive. Vinissimus were superb in handling our order, even emailing back twice to confirm our address before dispatching our order. A very helpful and professional outfit. This is what “we” call a FAT red . The flavours fill your mouth and nose with warm rounded enveloping gorgeousness. There are no aftertastes from tannins which suits our palate, and this is a seriously delightful wine to drink by itself or to enjoy with a meal. Skip it and you’ll be missing out in a very big way. It’s worth the wait and the price . 10/10 ALL THE WAY.
Never disappoints ...
A good value ....consistent quality Rioja Crianza from Bodegas Ramon Bilbao invoking memories of visiting that famous wine region ... Definitely on my repeat purchase list.
Great with red meat or cheese
A great wine to enjoy with red meat or strong cheese, would recommend making sure the temperature is right beforehand as this wine benefits a lot from the preparation.
should have been better
A heavy full bodied wine, very smooth. However it lacks any real character and is a bit bland. I usually drink a bottle of red wine in 2 goes, this one lasted for 3!
Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2016
Tried this wine after also having the Reserva 2015. Obviously not quite to the same standard, but a fantastic value wine for the price.
The plots are harvested separately, always bearing in mind the ideal moment of ripening for each one, and vinification also occurs individually. Blending takes place at the end of the process.
|Ageing period||14 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
|Vine age||Between 20 and 50 years|
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is an excellent example of pure Rioja traditions combined with the latest innovations in winemaking. The winery came into being in 1924 although its founder Don Ramón Bilbao Murga had been working in the wine trade in Haro since 1896. The winery was run by generation after generation of the family until 1966 when Ramón Bilbao Pozo passed away with no sons or daughters to take over the firm. Five years later it was decided to convert the...