Red Wine Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2018

Organic red wine from Penedès. Varietal Merlot aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and for 2 years in the bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Merlot,
Wineries: Jean Leon
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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €21.25

Special Price €20.15

Product Description

This interesting Spanish red wine is produced from a single parcel of Merlot vines planted in 1991.

The 10-hectare vineyard, Vinya Palau, has two kinds of soils: one is a combination of clay and limestone, and the other is composed of sand and gravel. This fact gives Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot a remarkable complexity.

The grapes were harvested by hand. First they were destemmed, and then this organic red wine of the Jean Leon winery was fermented and macerated for about 20 days in stainless steel tanks.

Then this Vino de Finca (single vineyard wine) from Penedès was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 12 months.
Finally, Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2018 was aged for a minimum of 2 years in the bottle before its market release.

Aerate 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot is medium ruby with a reddish rim.


Complex and ever-evolving, this varietal Merlot carries aromas of juicy red fruit over a balsamic background, with hints of menthol, toast, fine leather, Havanna cigars, flowers and vegetables.


Fresh and moreish, with a well-balanced passage and a smooth body. Undergrowth, dry earth, vegetables, aromatic herbs, fruit and balsam combine harmoniously. This wine from bodega Jean Leon has a lively acidity, mild tannins and a long finish

Our personal opinion

One of the best Merlot wines produced in Spain, Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2018 will make an excellent pairing with meat recipes and oily fish dishes.


Jean leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2017:

Enterwine 91. Guía Peñín 91. J. Suckling 92. Guía Gourmets 2021 - 95.

Jean leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2015:

Enterwine 91. J. Suckling 92. Challenge International du Vin 2020 - Gold Medal.

Jean leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2012:

Enterwine 90.

Jean Leon Vinya Palau 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Merlot
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Cured duck breast, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Smooth and round red wine
I totally ADORE this wine. Who would have thought that French grapes would work so well in sunny Penedes?
Review by (Posted on 16 September 2020)
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