It has a bright red cherry color with violet glints. On the nose, it displays complex and ripe blackberry aromas, combined with subtle spicy notes. Fleshy, tasty and meaty on its passage through the mouth, displaying balsamic notes. It reveals a rounded and long aftertaste.
It is a great match with stewed and grilled meat, as well as with dry and semi-dry cheeses. Perfect for all kinds of Iberian and non-Iberian cold meats.
"The 2007 Inspiracion Valdemar is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano that was aged in French and American oak for 10 months. Dark ruby in color, it reveals an attractive nose of smoke, leather, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. In the mouth it has good volume and concentration, plenty of spicy fruit, good balance, and a medium-long finish."
The Wine Advocate
Earth & Spicy
I'm often not a fan of tempranillo and/or grenache, but this blend works very well. Rich and complex, a little rough, with good complexity and long finish. Slightly acidic. Would not expect to age for too long. Not enough body. But who knows?