Valenciso Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2002 75cl
Valenciso Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2002 75cl
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6 Bottles per case

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Type of Wine Red
Wine Subtype Cask-aged red.
Grape Variety Tempranillo.
Soil Clay and chalk.
Harvest Picked by hand, followed by manual selection at the winery.
Vinification Macerated for three weeks.
Ageing French oak, which are replaced every three years.
Tasting Notes
90 POINTS "Outstanding" from Robert Parker in Wine Advocate.
Dark garnet colour and flashes of ruby, cherry scented, with a hint of spice. Flavoursome, soft and smooth on the palate with a persistent aftertaste. An elegant, delicate and complex example of the Tempranillo grape.
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Alcohol 13.5% vol.
Food Roasts, casseroles and meat dishes with sauces.
Our Comments I know I say this every vintage, but this is another classy wine from this small bodega which only produces one wine – ‘one cellar, one wine, one brand’. Not as fruity as the 2001, this vintage is reminiscent of the acclaimed 2000, and before that the 1998 vintage. Elegant with a good fruit-tannins balance, this wine can be enjoyed now or kept for several years to come. To enjoy this wine at its best now, do take the time to decant and allow it to stand for a while before drinking, although it can be served straight from the bottle at room temperature.

PARKERS NOTES: "A particularly fine effort given the difficult vintage conditions. The nose is nicely perfumed with aromas of wood smoke, cedar, pencil lead, blackberry, and plum. This is followed by a firm wine with plenty of structure but good fruit behind it. It should all come together in 4-6 years and drink well through 2020."

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