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2008 Valenciso Spanish Red "10 Anos Despues"

Valenciso 2008 10 Anos Despues

Winery: Valenciso

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "10 Anos Despues"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rioja

State or country: Spain

Price: $80

Cases produced: 333

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 31, 2020

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Tempranillo from Valenciso is impressive. It opens with a fig and moist pipe tobacco bouquet with hints of black plum and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black plum and mild oak blend with notes of minerality. I also detected hints of herbal tea, mocha and a touch of blackberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and stick around for a while. This wine is properly aged and ready to go. I would pair this very nice Tempranillo with Roy’s rib roast. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Produced from a high-elevation parcel of 75-year-old Tempranillo, aged over five years in cement tanks prior to aging in lightly-toasted second-year Caucasus oak barrels for 40 months. A marvel of elegance and minerality with mouth-filling texture and aroma, retaining remarkable freshness and the capacity to age and improve in bottle for many years.

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