Bodegas Valduero is located in the small town of Burgos in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. The winery produces a white, a rose, and several red wines. The reds include Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva.
The 2004 Bodegas Valudero Reserva Premium 6 Anos was 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The wine was barrel aged in four different types of oak for 36 months, and then spent an additional 36 months aging in the bottle. The label listed ABV was 14%.
While I have enjoyed many wines from Ribera del Duero, I was not familiar with Bodegas Valduero. The six years of aging intrigued me.
I decided to give the wine a try.
Prior to sampling, the wine was decanted for 1 1/2 hours.
The wine’s color was violet red.
The bouquet from the glass had many components. Among them were light floral notes, vanilla, red berries and black fruit.
On the palate, the first thing I detected was black fruit, plum and blackberry. It was followed by red fruit, a touch of pepper, and some oak. Tannins were present, but not overpowering.
The finish was medium, carrying tannins.
My meal with this wine consisted of a Greek salad, followed by a gyro platter. The wine went very well with the entire meal. This Valduero will go well with most grilled or roasted beef, pork, or chicken.
This was an okay bottle of wine, but not exceptional. It was somewhat one dimensional, lacking in complexity. I had expected more from it.
The Valduero Reserva Premium 6 Anos retails between $40 and $50. At that price point, there are better options available.