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Rioja’s ageworthy gran reservas mature for
a minimum of five years before release; this
2004 comes from a superb vintage.
What You Need To Know
Most of Rioja’s larger wine producers
source their grapes from a mix of small growers, cooperatives
and, sometimes, estate vines. But Bodegas Valdemar, which was
founded in 1889 by Joaquín Martínez Bujanda, relies entirely
on vineyards that it owns, with more than 1,000 acres of vines
accumulated methodically by successive generations of
descendants. Still family-owned, Bodegas Valdemar is today
Rioja’s largest estate winery, with a focus on precision farming
and a tight grip on quality. This gran reserva has mellowed
gracefully with nearly a decade of age, displaying earthy cherry
flavors and polished tannins.
Leather and clove notes with
black cherry fruit.
Savory and structured, with
spicy, complex cherry flavors.
With food, at cellar
should be cool to the touch.
Earthy lamb, pork
and beef dishes.