Bodegas Valdemar

Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0183 ratings
9.126 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2010 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rioja by Conde Valdemar is an outstanding new release from this sensational vintage in Rioja. This fantastic 2010 bottling opens with a beautiful bouquet of blood orange zest, pomegranate seed, leather and forest floor aromas that all combine marvelously in the glass. The palate shows a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Black and red fruits combine with citrus rind and earthy tones. Beautiful now this will evolve gracefully over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93

The 2010 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rioja by Conde Valdemar is an outstanding new release from this sensational vintage in Rioja. This fantastic 2010 bottling opens with a beautiful bouquet of blood orange zest, pomegranate seed, leather and forest floor aromas that all combine marvelously in the glass. The palate shows a wonderfully rich mouthfeel. Black and red fruits combine with citrus rind and earthy tones. Beautiful now this will evolve gracefully over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93

Jun 11th, 2019
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Exakt vad man förväntar sig. Finns många år till i denna. (Magnum)

Exakt vad man förväntar sig. Finns många år till i denna. (Magnum)

Apr 7th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2008 / Confession: I am really bad in recognising #tempranillo. So I ‘punish’ myself regularly to taste and drink it 🤨 Today it makes me really happy. A nice roof tiles colour, a smell with spices, warm cooked summerfruit, but above all: E L E G A N C E. Beautiful mouthfeel, satin, smooth. A wine you can easily underestimate, with finesse. Probably I would not recognise it as #rioja tasted blind, it is such a fine wine. Great effort of this Spanish winegrower. / technical: 85% tempranillo 10% graciano and 5% maturana. 30 months aging in French oak barrels.

Vintage 2008 / Confession: I am really bad in recognising #tempranillo. So I ‘punish’ myself regularly to taste and drink it 🤨 Today it makes me really happy. A nice roof tiles colour, a smell with spices, warm cooked summerfruit, but above all: E L E G A N C E. Beautiful mouthfeel, satin, smooth. A wine you can easily underestimate, with finesse. Probably I would not recognise it as #rioja tasted blind, it is such a fine wine. Great effort of this Spanish winegrower. / technical: 85% tempranillo 10% graciano and 5% maturana. 30 months aging in French oak barrels.

Aug 18th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Plenty of American oak, but plenty of tertiary characteristics stand up to it pretty well

Plenty of American oak, but plenty of tertiary characteristics stand up to it pretty well

3 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2015
Jodi Suguitan

Jodi had this 3 years ago

Jodi had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 20th, 2017
Martin Sahlberg

Great Rioja!!

Great Rioja!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Martin Sahlberg

1983 Rioja. Very good!

1983 Rioja. Very good!

Sep 12th, 2014
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

My birth vintage (certainly ageing better than me!) - Gorgeous

My birth vintage (certainly ageing better than me!) - Gorgeous

Sep 8th, 2014
Martin Sahlberg

Old style Rioja...at least on the nose. A bit to soft in taste. I hoped for more power. Anyway a good wine.

Old style Rioja...at least on the nose. A bit to soft in taste. I hoped for more power. Anyway a good wine.

May 10th, 2014
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.6

Amazing.

Amazing.

Apr 3rd, 2014