2012 Bodegas Valdemar Conde Reserva Spain Wine 750ml
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Bodegas Valdemar uses grapes from their own vineyards in Riojas Alta and Alavesa to create this cuvée of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Garnacha. It's very much a forward style, potentially mirroring the warmth of the 2012 vintage, with zesty, flavorful, pleasantly gamey foods grown from the ground tannins. Smoky and mineral notes outline a center of fresh dark cherry and licorice in this engaging red. Energetic causticity and all around coordinated tannins give this a decent structure. Drink now through 2024. New and fruity Riojas named, Joven, (which means youthful) see insignificant maturing before discharge, however increasingly genuine Rioja wines experience various years in oak.
|Varietal||Rioja Red Blend|