Red Wine Valduero Reserva 2012

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta Fina aged for 30 months in oak barrels and for 18 months in bottle.

Reserva. 30 Months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinto Fino,
Wineries: Bodegas Valduero
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The prestigious Bodegas Valduero winery from Ribera del Duero produces Valduero Reserva from over 50-year old, high-altitude Tinto Fina vines.

The low-yielding grapevines are located at an altitude around 800 metres above sea level. The soils are mainly clayey-limestone, punctuated by areas of sand. Climate is continental.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were fermented and macerated at a controlled temperature for 18 days. Then this Spanish red wine was aged for over a period of 30 months in French, American and Central European oak barrels.

After that,Valduero Reserva 2012 was aged for a further 18 months in the bottle prior to its release.

This reserva red wine is slowly approaching its peak.

Aerate this Ribera del Duero red wine 1 hour before drinking.

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Additional Information

The red wine Valduero Reserva has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.


This varietal Tinta Fina shows some seductive aromas of fine wood, toast, coffee, cocoa and leather. On the background, this reserva red wine is reminiscent of raisins, withered leaves, dry earth and blackcurrants. A complex, ever-evolving nose.


With a bold entrance onto the palate, this wine of the Bodegas Valduero has a solid structure, some crunchy tannins and a very good acidity. Terroir-oriented and complex, the wine shows remembrances of dry earth, blackcurrants, lavender, black truffles, tree bark, coffee, cocoa powder and spices. Long, slightly bitter finish.

Our personal opinion

The deep and richly layered Valduero Reserva 2012 will pair wonderfully with stews, game dishes and cured cheeses.


Valduero Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 92.

Valduero Reserva 2010:

Decanter 95 (Gold Medal DWWA). Wine Spectator 92. Enterwine 92. Gold Medal-Berliner Wein Trophy

Valduero Reserva 2009:

Tanzer 91. Gold Medal-Berliner Wein Trophy.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 30
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Name of Award Berliner Wein Trophy: Gold Medal. Decanter: Gold Medal.
Mono-Varietal Tinto Fina
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Impetuous, dark and compact. Tobacco leaves, blueberries, cocoa, leather, scents - do you remember that June evening at La Mammounia? - and earth. Fa-bu-lous!!
Review by (Posted on 18 January 2018)
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