I would have consumed this a few years ago. It got better towards the end but it would stop mid palate for me. So some fruit up front and then just gone. I had hints of dill, maybe parsley on the the end of it as well. You can smell and taste the oak as well. Good not great. I would drink this now.
Blind tasting, red wine flight 4 wine #7. Dark ruby with crimson hue, showing aromas of roasted espresso, jammy sweet fruits, toasty oak, vanilla, coconut, ripe fruits, violet and hints of menthol. Still young and structured on palate, oak is prominent with vanilla and coconut flavours, nice sweetness from the fruits, supple dark cherry and plum. Good finishing. This is very new world style to me. 2001 is indeed a top vintage for Rioja with richness and purity of the fruits.
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(Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva) Saturated very dark ruby color; lifted, appealing, mulberry, blackberry cordial, sweet sage nose; tasty, complex, tight, tart blackberry, dill, oregano, lemon thyme palate that could use a little more acidity; needs 3-4 years; long finish
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