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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 Ano 2012

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 Ano 2012
$139.98

SKU 097985152442

750ml

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Valbuena is the pure expression of red wine at Vega Sicilia, with an ageing process, from the barrel to the bottle, which lasts five years and gives the wine its name: Valbuena 5º (5th). Both new and used 225-litre barrels of French and American new and used wooden barrels, and 20,000-litre vats. A long and complex process for a great wine. Valbuena always stands its ground, whole, elegant and serious. A conquering wine. An opulent year, concentrated, impetuous and, without a doubt, a long haul journey.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Spain, Ribera del Duero
Brand Vega Sicilia
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine EnthusiastLightly charred, toasty berry aromas come with a full covering of clove and baking spice scents in this plush wine. The palate is edged with drying tannins, bolstering exotic berry, spice and herbal flavors. Its long, balanced finish features chocolate and unabsorbed oak. Drink through 2022.

Michael Schachner, August 2017
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Wine SpectatorTobacco and cedar notes frame dried cherry, plum, loamy earth and menthol flavors in this savory red. Below the polished texture, firm tannins and balsamic acidity lend structure. Old-school, but harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2024. 14,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, June 2017