The Propiedad is Palacio Remondo’s flagship label. In Spanish, “Propiedad” means property or estate, and this 2005 vintage is one that will surely make the Palacios Remondo estate proud.
The Propiedad is made from a blend of Garnacha (60%) and Tempranillo (40%). In the nose it’s dense and succulent, with aromas of spices, softly charred oak and sweet flowers from the Rioja region. On the palate the wine has purity and balance with hints of ripe forest berries, blood orange rind, fresh cherries, slight creamy notes and toasted oak.
This is a very enjoyable wine, a great value and a perfect accompaniment to any dish.
92 Points – Natalie MacLean:
Spine tingling! A blend of 60% garnacha and 40% tempranillo. A complex, layered wine with notes of cherries, plums and spice.
91 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2005 Propriedad is composed of 60% Garnacha and 40% Tempranillo aged for 14 months in mostly French oak and was bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, it presents an enticing perfume of smoke, pencil lead, spice box, flowers, black cherry, and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, the wine delivers plenty of ripe fruit, excellent balance, and enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years. However, this elegant wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 8-10 years.
91 Points – The Wine Enthusiast:
A clear step up from the overdone 2003 Propiedad, this vintage is sweet and easy to like. There’s a blast of hickory smoke on the new-oak nose, but also black fruit and molasses. The ripe palate deals chewy fruit, medium tannins and moderate length. It’s a charming but blunt wine, and all in all it’s probably not one to hold for too long.