Ramon Bilbao Crianza 2011
Bright, deep, cherry-red. Intense aromas of ripe black berries to the nose accompanied with balsamic touches which are reminiscent of coconut and liquorice. It is fresh and pleasant in the mouth with a noticeable texture where the smokey and fruit assembled nuances reappear. Long and enfolding finish.
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao was founded in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, an experienced wine trader who had been selling wine since 1896 from his premises at Calle Las Cuevas in Haro. Ramon Bilbao was a forward-looking grape grower; a pioneer in the art of aging. The winery was handed down from one generation to the next until the year 1966, when Ramon Bilbao Pozo, the last of the descendants, died. In 1972, the business was converted into a corporation with new shareholders. New facilities were also built in Haro. The new company wished to continue the work of its founder, Ramon Bilbao, and concentrated on making aged wines.