#10 Conde Valdemar Reserva 2004
Here we have a light to medium bodied reserva rioja from a venerable producer in Conde Valdemar. For a vintage still within its drinking window, with 90 points from robert parker, $11.99 is a great price. Thats why the $4.99 case price pushes this one into our top 10 values of the year.
“The 2004 Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo aged for 18 months in French and American oak. Dark crimson-colored, it reveals an alluring nose of cedar, spice box, tobacco, black cherry, and blackberry. On the palate it displays considerable finesse along with plenty of ripe, spicy red and black fruit, a silky texture, and excellent balance. This lengthy effort will continue to evolve for another 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2020.”
$11.99 750 ML
$4.99 by the case