Vega-Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2008

Tempranillo Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  166892
$219.00
RP
94
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    The 2008 Valbuena is produced with Tempranillo and 7% Merlot and Malbec from a cold, rainy season and late harvest. It reminds me of the Riberas of yesteryear, sharper with a slight rusticity, long and sharp. Once fermented, the wine matured for seven months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 12 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), three months in used barrels and then six months in the vats again before being bottled in May 2011. The aromas are subtle, there is fruit, but there is soil and above all there is harmony. The palate is long rather than round, with some blood orange notes, sharp and austere, a serious wine that should age very well. Drink: now-2022. Score - 94. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Aug. 27, 2014 )

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: February 21, 2019
    Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 14%
    Made In: Ribera del Duero, Spain
    By: Vega Sicilia
    Sugar Content: 3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal: Tempranillo Blend

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date: February 21, 2019
    Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol: 14%
    Made In: Ribera del Duero, Spain
    By: Vega Sicilia
    Sugar Content: 3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor: XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal: Tempranillo Blend