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2008 Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos Despues

Rioja, Spain

Layered, velvety Rioja, released with 10 years age direct from the cellars of Valenciso. 100% old vine tempranillo.

$93.00

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About

About The Wine

Tiny production aged Tempranillo release direct from the cellars at Valenciso.

Fruit from three small parcels go into a single 50-hectolitre concrete tank for five years. It was then rested for 40 months in low-toast Caucasian oak. It was bottled in 2018, hence the name, which translates as '10 years after'.

The extended aging in concrete results in no loss of colour and has only seemed to intensify the wine's fruit purity and aromatic expression. Meanwhile the striking palate is both silky and savoury with a wonderful harmony of all components. It remains incredibly fresh and youthful, with blackcurrant and pine-scented fruit and a deep core of iodine-like complexity and fine tannins to close. Something very, very special.

About Valenciso

Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso are setting a new benchmark for modern Rioja.

They began their boutique operation 1998 with a focus on small production, old vines and a more gentle winemaking philosophy. Their results over a short period of time have been outstanding and seen them become lauded as one of the premier small-scale producers of the region.

Carmen Enciso and Luis Valentín
Carmen Enciso and Luis Valentín
Rioja, Spain
Additional Info

From The Producer

Bottled ten years after its harvest, this great red wine expresses our tradition as winemakers in La Rioja: experience, work, nature and passion.

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Valenciso Tempranillo vines
Valenciso Tempranillo vines
Rioja, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Advocate

"The purity of the 2008 10 Años Después transports me to the Rioja wines from yesteryear, even if the élevage was quite different from those wines. This matured in concrete for four and a half years and the spend five and a half years in oak barrels from the Caucasus. It seems to have more stuffing than the 2007, and the oak is also better integrated. It feels young–you wouldn’t guess it’s already ten years old–and it has the textbook aromas from Rioja. This should have a long and positive development in bottle.” - Luis Gutiérrez (The Wine Advocate)

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