Palacio Quemado Los Acilates 2014 is an interesting Spanish red wine crafted in the southern Spanish region of Extremadura by the Palacio Quemado winery.
Belonging to the Ribera del Guadiana DO, the vines are planted on steep slopes composed of red clay soils and oriented to the north. Climate is continental with an atlantic influence.
The grapes were harvested by hand and separately vinified. The resulting wine was then aged for 12 months in 500-litre oak vats.
After that, Palacio Quemado Los Acilates 2014, produced by the Alvear Company, was aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.
Drink this red wine from Extremadura from now until 2022.
Palacio Quemado Los Acilates 2014 has an intense, bright cherry colour with some garnet tinges.
This Spanish red wine by the Palacio Quemado winery has a remarkable aromatic intensity. Notes of smoke, toast, red and black fruit and underbush. Enticing notions of balsam and subtle mineral undertones. Elegant and well-balanced.
This Crianza red wine from Ribera del Guadiana (Extremadura) is savoury, meaty and juicy, with a warm core, a velvety body, ripe tannins, and a crisp, tense acidity that refreshes the palate. Loads of red fruit, underpinned by spices, toast and some earthy remembrances. Medium, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Palacio Quemado Los Acilates 2014 is an excellent value that delivers well above average.
Palacio Quemado Los Acilates 2011:
Enterwine 93. Parker 89. Peñín 89.
|D.O.||Ribera del Guadiana|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo. Syrah.|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Extremadura is an unlikely wine region, but Palacio Quemado is probably the best winery in the region. Neither massive not overblown, this has vigour and elegance.