Notes: Blackberry, Plum Pepper Chocolate, Toffee Cedar, Leather
Body: Medium +
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 13.5
Origin: Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain
Maker: Bodegas Valduero
- Tempranillo (Aragonez, Tinta Fino, Tinta Roriz)
Fermentation: Vegan Heavy Wood
Awards: >95 pts
Decanting: 1 hour
Asian Food Pairing: Miso baked salmon, teppanyaki, KBBQ
Western Food Pairing: Bellota ham, cured cheeses, grilled red meats or oily fish in rich sauces
Bodegas Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium 2014
Bodegas Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium ages for 6 years and is only made during exceptional vintages. Intense garnet colour. A memorable wine with many layers, it opens with notes of toffee and cedar wood. The palate is complex, wide, fleshy and enveloping. Blackberry and dark plum flavours carry layers of chocolate, leather and pepper spice. Closes with a very persistent aftertaste.
100% Tempranillo from an over 40-years-old vineyard in Ribera del Duero, Spain. The low yielding vineyard is cultivated without irrigation or chemical fertilisers. Planted exclusively with Tempranillo at 800 metres high, the vineyard has very poor and dry soils. Harsh climatic conditions of the area, with cold winter and hot summers, are ideal to make wines of long life with great power.
Harvesting the grapes by hand. Fermentation with native yeasts that provide the character and personality of the terroir. The wine ages in Valduero's centuries old caves for 36 months in oak barrels from 4 different origins, then a further 36 months in bottle. Limited series of 18,000 bottles
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 97 POINTS
- 92 POINTS
"A lively nose is pointed and delivers a potent whiff of lemony oak. On the palate, this is edgy and a touch raw and gravelly. Toasty, spicy berry flavors come with a licorice offset, while the finish is peppery in flavor with fiery heat; drink through 2030." — Michael Schachner.
- 92 POINTS