2011 Valdubón Reserva
About the wine
Ribera del Duero
Valdubón is one of the most respected wineries in Ribera del Duero, Spain’s star region. Planted primarily with Tempranillo grapes, known locally as Tinta del País, the region produces critically acclaimed, powerful wines.
The winemaker, Javier Aladro, is an accomplished technical winemaker who combines traditional and modern techniques to create the best possible wine. His wines are powerfully elegant, bold, and finely structured, revealing the impressive character of Tempranillo grown in Ribera del Duero.
Valdubón Reserva is aged for over three years and spends over 24 months in oak barrels (in both American and French oak). It emerges as a stunningly elegant wine that is bold yet balanced, and rich in ripe fruits.
A very dark wine, intense red with violet reflections. Complex and spicy on the nose, rich in ripe fruits intermingled with notes of licorice and toasted nuts. Amiable and glyceric on the palate, it is well-structured with lively acidity that affords a long finish.
The powerful wines of Ribera del Duero are excellent paired with lamb.