Red Wine Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva 2008

Gran reserve red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Maturana aged for 30 months in French oak barrels.
Gran Reserva. 30 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Maturana, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Valdemar
ñ 90 92 91

Availability: In stock

€22.70
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The wine Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva bears witness to a winemaking tradition that goes back more than 125 years.

This Spanish red wine wine is produced by Bodegas Valdemar, a company that owns vineyards in some of the best areas across the three subzones of the Rioja DO.

This Gran Reserve red wine is made from a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Maturana, all of them coming from old vines.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks under temperature control.

Then this red wine from La Rioja underwent a long ageing process of 30 months in French oak barrels.

Finally, Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva 2008 was bottled in June 2012.

Drink this wine of Bodegas Valdemar from now until 2028.

Open 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva has a clean, medium cherry-coloured robe with an orangeish rim.

 

Nose

Classy and expressive, this Gran reserve red wine by Bodegas Valdemar displays a textbook Rioja nose. Wild berries, clove, cinnamon, fine leather, balsam, tobacco, cedar and balsam. Complex and ever-changing.

 

Palate

Round and smooth, this Rioja Gran Reserva Conde Valdemar golden label has a mature character and some ripe, velvety tannins. Combination of fruit and wood is completely harmonious, and both are nicely underpinned by remembrances of balsam, aromatic herbs ans toast. Everything fits perfectly here, with no rough edges whatsoever. Long, complex finish with some bitter and balsamic remembrances. 

 

Our personal opinion

The wine Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva 2008 simply embodies Rioja's classicism.

OTHER VINTAGES

Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva 2007:

Enterwine 91. Gold Medal - Vinalies International (2015). Gold Medal - Hong Kong W&S Competition 2015. Wine & Spirits 90. Vinous Magazine 90.

Year 2008
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 30
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 91
Other guides Tim Atkin: 91 puntos. Wine Spectator: 91 puntos.
Name of Award Berliner Wein Trophy: Medalla de Oro Mundus Vini 2016: Medalla de Oro. Decanter Awards: Medalla de Bronce
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10%, Maturana 10%.
Pairings Birds, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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The Maturana adds an interesting, sort of Atlantic twist to his classic Rioja. Excellent.
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