Red Wine Valenciso Reserva 2014
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This Spanish red wine has gained a considerable recognition over the last years. So much so, that its classy blue label decorated with a silver leaf has already become a quality trademark.
It is made from low-yielding vines located in Rioja Alta, farmed following sustainable agricultural practices and environmentally friendly procedures.
After that, this Reserva red wine was transferred into mainly French, and also Caucasian oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months. After that, it was aged for a further 14 months in concrete vats.
Decant Valenciso Reserva 2014 from La Rioja a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.
The 2013 vintage, incidentally, was not released because it did not match the quality standards required by the winery.
The red wine Valenciso Reserva has an intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Complex, expressive and very pure, this wine by Bodegas Valenciso is reminiscent of liquorice, spices and blackberry jam, with some nuances of balsam, underbush, charcoal and dim mineral hints.
Serious and well-crafted, with nuance and real elegance, this Tempranillo from La Rioja shows a great balance between a first-class fruit and a judicious use of oak. Lively acidity, sweet, savoury tannins and long finish with remembrances of spices and balsam.
|Our personal opinion||
A nice piece of work, full of subtleties, Valenciso Reserva 2014 has a remarkable ageing potential.
Valenciso Reserva 2012:
Enterwine 92. Parker 93+.
Valenciso Reserva 2011:
Enterwine 92. Parker 92. James Suckling 92.
Valenciso Reserva 2010:
Aged for 19 months in French oak barrels. Enterwine 92.
Valenciso Reserva 2009:
Aged for 17 months. Parker 91.
Valenciso Reserva 2008:
Parker 93. Tim Atkin MW 96.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and Central European oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|