2 years after my last tasting this is my 3rd bottle. This bottle tasted at its peak and seemed to start getting a bit thiner. Dark garnet. Spice, ginger, plum and some smoke aroma. Classic aged Rioja flavours of plum, black cherry and tobacco. Medium finish.
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(Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva) Dark ruby color; maturing, ginger cake, violets, black cherry, black raspberry nose; tight yet, lavender, tart black cherry, black raspberry, blackberry palate; needs 3-4 years yet, or serious decanting; medium-plus finish 91+ points
(Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva) Very dark red violet color; maturing, baked black fruit, tart plum nose with subtle herbs; youthful, tart plum, spice palate with medium acidity; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish (85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano; 25 mos in oak, 1/2 French and 1/2 American)
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