For 125 years, five generations of the Bujanda family have produced some of the finest wines from Rioja. Sourcing fruit from their premium vineyards, and using traditional winemaking practices, their wines express the unique terroir of this incredible region.
85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Garnacha. 26 months in American (65%) and French (35%) oak barrels.
It has an intense and bright red ruby colour. Complex and clean nose. Ripe fruit aromas with balsamic notes dominate. Very good balance. Rounded in mouth, with a pleasant stucture and a long and persistent finish.
From the family's first winery, established in Rioja in 1889, to their opening of their ultra-modern winery in 1985, Bodegas Valdemar have always been innovators in the region. All of their wines are made from estate-grown grapes and they have become renowned for their modern, attractive style of wines which have become a benchmark for the region.
A very attractive 2011 Reserva that has some nice, mature candied red-fruit and dried-cherry character, but remains lively, relatively sleek and has rather elegant tannins that build nicely on the generous finish. Drink or hold.'