Rave Review: Vinous.com on 1999 Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva “12 Anos” – 93 Points!
“Ruby-red. Complex scented bouquet evokes dried cherry, cassis, vanilla and incense, with pipe tobacco and candied lavender nuances emerging with aeration. Juicy, expansive and alluringly sweet, offering intense bitter cherry, floral pastille and vanilla flavors braced by gentle acidity. Dusty tannins give shape and grip to the long, sweet, impressively persistent finish, with the floral and vanilla notes echoing.”
— Josh Raynolds / Vinous.com