Valenciso Rioja Edicion Limited 2012 - Aged 10 Years.
Robert Parker 95 Pts – A wine that is released 10 years after the harvest, the 2012 10 Anos Despues (10 years after!) was kept in concrete and barrel for a long time, 4.5 and 5.5 years, respectively.
It combines the texture and mouthfeel from traditional Rioja with the cleanliness and precision of the more modern examples. Furthermore, in a vintage like 2012, it combines power and elegance, while still quite young and lively.
It has notes of fine woods and smoke with dry flowers, berries and aromatic herbs quite complex and elegant, insinuating more than in your face. It’s medium to full-bodied with great harmony and elegant tannins. It finishes long and dry. It’s approachable now but should continue developing nicely in bottle. 4,500 bottles were filled in January 2020.