John Radford's ten best Ribera del Dueros

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Ribera del Duero, Valbuena 2007
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Valbuena 2007

Valbuena 2007
(10% Merlot) Very austere, almost closed nose but rich, ripe fruit gradually developing. Big, upfront fruit palate and then a rich balance of fruit, oak and tannins, with equilibrium looming, but still needs time. 18.5pts/20 (95/100)
Price: £123 Berry Bros & Rudd, Direct Wines, Handford, Hangingditch, Harvey Nichols, Imbibros, Moreno
Drink: 2015–2025
Alc: 14.5%