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Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2015

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Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2015


  • Reserva. 24 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14


P 93
Parker Score 93
ñ 94
Peñín Score 94
Enterwine Score 94
Media rating 94

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A high-end Spanish red wine from Ribera del Duero, Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña is a single varietal Tinta del País produced by Bodegas Rodero.

A single estate Ribera del Duero wine, it is made from over 50-year-old grapevines grown in sandy and rocky soils..

Harvested by hand and exactingly selected, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was transferred into 225-litre new and 2nd year French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for over a period of 24 months.

Produced only in exceptional vintages, Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2015 has a great ageing potential. Drink through 2032.

Decant 2 hours before drinking.

Only 6,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information


The red wine Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.


Impressively deep, serious and intense. This Tinta del País begins with some deep notes of undergrowth and dry earth, seguing into pristine aromas of blueberries, balsam, coffee, leather and toast. This Reserve red wine has an ever-present, beating mineral background, and some echos of spices and flowers


Bold and information-rich, this wine by Carmelo Rodero shows great promise, announcing a glorious development over the next years. Very intrincate and multilayered, with a, so to speak, pressurized complexity that really needs some time to loosen up. Wonderfully suggestive notes of blackberry liquor, wet undergrowth, tobacco leaves and bitter cocoa, with a deep mineral core. Very long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

The impressive Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2015 squares the circle. Powerful and suave. Complex and drinkable. All in all, a great wine.


Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 92.

Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2011;

Peñín 93. Best Red Wine-Wines from Spain Awards 2014.

Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2009:

Peñín 93. Gold Medal -"Tempranillos of the World" and "Citadelles du Vin".

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score 93
Peñin Score 94
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cured cheeses, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. valtarrena review by Lost in Ribera on 2/28/2019

    I find many high-end Riberas to be too cocky and lacking refinement. This is a completely different animal. It is extremely reluctant to engage in conversation, but when it finally begins the words it utters are very interesting, becoming truly marvelous after several hours.

  2. valtarrena review by James Cook on 8/27/2018

    Peculiarly austere, almost melancholic, though immensely expressive at the same time. Paradoxical. Anyway, there is a lot to explore and to enjoy here.

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