Conde De Valdemar Reserva 2009, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$19.95 (947309)

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May 13, 2017

Critic Reviews (6)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Open, perfumed, mature but not old, this is a lovely, elegant, lithe Rioja, with an appealing mix of red fruit and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a classic old school Rioja with lifted and very complex aromas of dried cherry/prune, tobacco, mushroom,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A classic Rioja Reserva showing graceful maturity and traditional appeal. Notes of wood and dried leaf, prune and...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Very good value as this 2009 Reserva, with impeccable wood-fruit balance, and with just enough acidity to give tone...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Nicely reserved and aging well. The fruit is starting to oxydize a touch, adding notes of figs and dates to the...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

A wine that looks a little dated; tannins, aromas of leather, dried fruit, vanilla, spice and bourbon. Medium-bodied,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

My new favourite Tempranillo Reserva; full flavoured, spicy & smokey

Description: Light to medium garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features sandalwood, cedar, plum, dried cherries, raspberry, tobacco, dried herbs, black olives, Champagne mushrooms, peppercorns, black tea and cigar box on the nose. Medium+ body with medium+ tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or in the next 5-7 of years on its own or pair it with Vietnamese Smoked Pulled Pork Buns.

Tasted: 17 May 2017

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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