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Conde de Valdemar Reserva 2007

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There are 4 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

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John Szabo, MS

Terrific complexity here for the money in the old school Rioja style, with plenty of sandalwood and brown spice flavours over tart, lightly dried red berry fruit punctuated by resinous herbs. This works really well, and I'd say should really be kept another 2-4 years in the cellar for even more complexity. Tasted April 2015. Value Rating: ***
Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This delicious Rioja hits that magic $20 price point and offers great value for an already aged red wine - 2007. This juicy full-bodied red wine is 90% Tempranillo with 5%Manzuelo and 5% Graciano. No holds barred black fruit, earthiness, mint, blackcurrant leaf aromas. The palate brings black pepper, leather, warm spices and integrating tannins. Medium acidity and good length on a fruit driven finish. Grilled or roasted red meats, lamb. Decanting will only make it better. Drink now, not suitable for further ageing.
Tasted: April 2015
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Balsamic notes, black olive, dark chocolate, truffle. Showing its age, and still in great shape. Enjoy soon with mushroom risotto. 89 points. Tasted March 2015. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from 90% Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo & Graziano. A fragrant nose of ripe cherries, vanilla and leather and a palate showing ripe cherries, earth, leather, vanilla, baking spices and cloves. Dry and smooth mouthfeel with a long cherry/vanilla finish.




Natalie's Review

Conde de Valdemar Reserva 2007, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A juicy, delicious Rioja red wine with a firm tannic grip and fleshy black fruit. Love the layering and complexity on this wine as well as the long finish. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Drink: 2015-2020. 947309 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 18, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine  Full Review

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