2015 Palacio del Burgo Tinto Rioja (Elsewhere $15) SKU #1330181


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K&L Notes

Palacio del Burgo is produced by Burgo Viejo, one of the more serious producers of value oriented Rioja in the entire region. From their base in the Rioja Baja village of Alfaro, this family owned company has a range of vineyard holdings, from clay sites to very stony ones reminiscent of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with the abundance of rounded stones and the strongly Mediterranean climactic influence. We have worked with this winery over the years with various bottlings and have found that the wines always over deliver and are consistently terrific values.

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  • Chantel Carroll
    By: Chantel Carroll
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a fun and flirty Rioja! Lively lush fruit, with balanced tannin and acid. Hints of violets, juicy red berries and little cola on the nose. This wine does not see any oak, so it is very fresh and ripe on the palate. A great party wine, and under $10!!
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    This is exactly the type of Rioja I seek out when the holidays come our way: inexpensive, brightly fruited, no oak whatsoever, juicy and surprisingly structured, with a fresh acid structure that makes it sing with food. Unoaked Tempranillo is not always the easiest wine to produce, as it can show a heat stamp in warmer years and be reductive and firm in cooler ones. In great vintages like 2015, however, unoaked wines represent one of my favorite types of Rioja as they accentuate the grape's delicious inherent fruit, and show off the pleasing lightly tannic grip of a young red wine. For under $10, this won't break the bank, and you can afford to stock a case to have plenty of wine on hand for visiting friends and family. Highly recommended, sub $10 house red!
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    If you are looking for a lively, energetic, every day red wine to meet all your basic needs, look no further. The Palacio Del Burgo Tinto Rioja is racy, fruit driven and bright on the palate, with notes of raspberry, red apple, stewed cherry, pomegranate and licorice. Tannins in this wine are soft on the palate but somewhat pronounced on the back end, which makes it a wine that can easily transition from hors d'oeuvres to the main course.
  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    This under-$10 Rioja is here just in time for the holidays. Bright fruit is front and center in this tinto from Palacio del Burgo, as it does not see any new oak aging whatsoever. Berry medley, baked cherry, grilled plum, and bramble aromas to start. A slight hint of dark roast coffee as well. On the palate, its freshness is apparent. I’m a big fan of the elevated acidity, as it balances nicely against the ripe fruit quality. Blackberry and ripe plum flavors are accented by a slight leather note on the finish. This wine’s price point is perfect for parties, as you can easily buy a dozen or so without breaking the bank. Two thumbs up for this value Spanish red!


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