Lovers of mature Rioja will recognise the red berry and oak character of this terrific value Gran Reserva gem from Valencia. It’s been wowing wine judges for years and was skilfully crafted by a winery regularly tipped by Spanish wine guide, Peñín.
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Beyond the Label
Silky with gentle summer berry flavours and a hint of vanilla oak
Soft strawberry and spice aromas - cloves, cinnamon, vanilla
As Robert Parker says, “Spain leads the world for sensational wine bargains of character and soul”, none more so than its mature reds. Nowhere else produces mellow, barrel aged wines of such remarkable quality and price. Take Palacio del Conde – a gorgeously complex, oaky 2014 from Valencia. Part of this region is close to the coast, while the more southerly part is inland, up in the hills, and dry. It’s there that winemaker Marta Martínez selects the finest, hand harvested – from 50 year old vines – Tempranillo grapes for this Gran Reserva, then ages the wine for three years in oak barrels. A wonderfully fragrant, silky red with mature redcurrant and strawberry fruit and a rich, toasty character. Sublime with roast lamb or tapas.
"Full bodied and fruity. An excellent example of rich Spanish wine. Will definitely be reordering!"
5-Star Online Review For the 2013 vintage
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