Conde De Valdemar Reserva 2007, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$19.95 (947309)

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April 18, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Terrific complexity here for the money in the old school Rioja style, with plenty of sandalwood and brown spice...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This mature Rioja shows quite complex, spicy aromas with dried/cooked fig, meaty and earthy notes. Some varnished...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This maturing Rioja shows oxidative evolution on the nose with notes of dried fig and prune. The palate is...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Right upon opening, this is pure, well-matured (but not too mature) Rioja, with a lovely balance of fresh fruit and savoury spice featuring notes of ripe blueberry and blackberry, tangy cherry, sweet brown baking spice, new and aged leather, and meaty barnyard. It's mostly Tempranillo (90%), with the rest Mazuelo/Carignan and Graciano. There isn't all that much fruit left, and the savouriness takes over on the palate, but everything is nicely integrated at this point in its prime drinking window (if on the late side), the acidity balancing the ripeness through the dry, mildly tannic finish.

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