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Conde de Valdemar Reserva 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sharp wood greets the nose, which is nicely focused with small, wild strawberry fruit and a little tobacco. This is a bit high toned, lean and crisp in the mouth with a focused, elegant feel showing off fine tannins and a nice brightness. While retaining good tension in the mouth, this lacks a little follow through and drops off on the palate. Very front-loaded with somewhat tarry fruit, which is sort of a suggestion through the modest finish. 86pts

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Editorial Reviews for Conde de Valdemar Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/07/2012

Sharp wood greets the nose, which is nicely focused with small, wild strawberry fruit and a little tobacco. This is a bit high toned, lean and crisp in the mouth with a focused, elegant feel showing off fine tannins and a nice brightness. While retaining good tension in the mouth, this lacks a little follow through and drops off on the palate. Very front-loaded with somewhat tarry fruit, which is sort of a suggestion through the modest finish. 86pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/27/2012

Barnyard funky nose filled with undergrowth mushrooms and then the palate has immediate red cherry fruit with a bit of black tea and slight earthiness. Nice acidity light very nice.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/07/2011

Deep and rich bing cherry on the nose tinted with some great oak notes. Smoky tar leads to a light and playful, yet heavy mouthfeel (oxymoron but it shows complexity!) A touch of spiciness makes gives it power and finesse


Snooth User: Clare Goggin Sivits
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/29/2012

Ripe fruit and dark berry flavors. Pleasant but it doesn't stand out in a crowd.


Snooth User: vino in love
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/07/2013

In the glass, Cone de Valdemar Reserva had bright cherry red color. Most Italian red wines tend to have a ruby red or after long aging a garnet red color. This looked interesting and was a good start. On the palate. the wine had a lot of leather, some cocoa, a bit of tobacco and spices. Very complex and lots of aromas but I missed the fruit component. In Italy there is saying that if wine doesn't have a fruit aroma then it's not a good wine since wine is made from fruit. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 13.5%. After taking a sip, I noticed some tannins but they were not aggressive. Cone de Valdemar from Bodegas Valdemar was dry and well-bodied. The finish was very long but I almost only tasted oak. But my expectations were not high - the wine was better than I thought it would be. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2005-bodegsa-valdemar-conde-de-valdemar-reserva-rioja-doc/


3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/29/2010

Earthy, fungal notes up front, showing the nearly 10 years this wine has been sitting. Still there's plenty of bright red fruit, which stays at harmony with the aged earth that finishes off the wine.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/29/2010

Interesting aroma of plum and tobacco, with leather, cherry, and other dark berry notes. The fruit is very intense and gives the wine a lot of flavor.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 01/29/2010

Sweet plummy nose. Medium bodied and leathery, earthy with big grippy tannins and a long syrupy dry finish.


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External Reviews for Conde de Valdemar Reserva

External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/16/2013

Dunkles Rubinrot. In der Nase Aromen von roter Frucht. Am Gaumen leichte Mineralität mit feinen Tanninen. Ein subtiler, fruchtiger Wein und einem intensiven, vollmundigen Finale.


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Vintage: 2006 06/18/2013

Konzentrierte, gut deckende kirschrote Farbe. Reintönig, kraftvoll, komplex in der Nase, perfekte Balance zwischen Fruchtaromen und Gewürznoten durch den Ausbau in gutem Holz. Geschmeidiges, fleischiges Geschmacksbild und herausragender retronasaler Verlauf, in dem sich Komplexität und eine grosse Persönlichkeit manifestiert.


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Vintage: 2005 04/10/2011

Klares, intensives Kirschrot. In der Nase, Aromen von schwarzer, reifer Frucht, würzig mit Toastnoten. Am Gaumen komplexe, fleischige Noten mit reifer Frucht. Ein intensiver Abgang.


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Vintage: 2003 11/15/2010

Dunkles Kirschenrot. In der Nase Aromen wie schwarze Beeren, Gewürze und Toastnoten. Am Gaumen ein voller, komplexer Wein mit mineralischen und fruchtigen Komponenten. Ein einem vollmundigen Finsh.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/01/2013

Im Bouquet offenbart sich ein grosser Klassiker, der durch seine feinen, verarbeiteten Aromen verführt und auf einen erlebnisreichen Genuss hinweist. Fein, filigran, strukturiert und harmonisch präsentiert sich dieser Reserva der international bekannten BODEGAS VALDEMAR, die eine grosse Reputation bei Weingeniesserinnen und -kennern geniesst. Auch im anhaltend fruchtig, tiefgründigen Finale weiss er durch seinen sorten- und terroirspezifischen Charakter zu überzeugen und hinterlässt einen nachhaltigen Sinneseindruck eines eleganten, geschliffenen und typischen Rioja.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 10/31/2008

Astonishing complexity and elegance for a wine at this price. This is a medium-bodied, dry red wine with subtle hints of cranberry, earth, and spice.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 04/09/2008

Astonishing complexity and elegance at this price. Subtle hints of cranberry, earth and spice. Medium-bodied and dry.


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