Conde de Valdemar Crianza 2009
Barnyard notes. Cherry dark chocolate notes on the palate with bright acidity.
fair amount of oak in the mouth, a bit too much for me
Deep, juicy raspberries and a very balanced body with soft tannins and a medium finish.
Woodsy, but fruity.
Cherry on the nose and ripe fruit on the tongue along with strong hints of oak.
Had @ Tess 3/9/12
Vanilla, chockolate, red fruits, some earth on the nose. Good finish but tannins dried my mouth quite strongly, maybe this wine should age a little. Needs decanting for sure.
External Reviews for Conde de Valdemar Crianza
One of Spain's most modern wineries, Valdemar is noted for their silky-smooth Riojas that balance ripe Tempranillo fruit with nicely toasty oak. Their Crianza is the pinnacle of their house style.
WS 90pts - According to the Wine Spectator - Black cherry fruit is ripe yet crisp in this focused red, framed by smoky oak and balanced by tobacco and mineral notes. Medium-bodied, with good drive and intensity. Drink now through 2014.
Black cherry fruit is ripe yet crisp in this focused red, framed by smoky oak and balanced by tobacco and mineral notes. Medium-bodied, with good drive and intensity.
Intensives Kirschrot mit dunkelvioletten Tönen. In der Nase sehr aromatische Intensität. Noten nach reifen, roten Früchten, die in reiche Vanille- und Röstaromen übergehen. Am Gaumen samtig, gute Struktur. Retronasale Aromen nach reifen, roten Früchten und Vanille. Langer Abgang.
Exquist und edel sind die Worte, die diesen Wein am Besten beschreiben. Nicht laut, sondern nach klassischer Rioja-Art verwöhnt er mit feinsten Kaffee- und Röstaromen, Dörrpflaumen und Lakritztnuancen. Genießen Sie die Reife und Eleganz dieser Reserva.
Rich, yet firm and well-integrated, this red from Spain offers concentrated plummy, woody and spicy flavors that fill the mouth and linger on the finish; a lot of wine for so moderate a price. A great match with roasted meats. Drink now through 2003.
Rioja is the leading wine producing region of Spain and is named for the Rio Oja. Nature has created the perfect spot in which to grow grapes; the right amount of sun, rain and wind. This wine, from the ubiquitous Tempranillo grape, is smooth and charming, ideal for backyard barbecues.