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Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 2018

Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 2018

Few wines have a history as distinguished as that of Vega Sicilia. Founded in the 1860’s, its reputation on its flagship vintage has for more than 100 years produced two great wines, each appropriately named "Único."

It was at Vega Sicilia in Ribera del Duero, two hours from Madrid, that Tempranillo proved its potential for greatness. When the estate's original founder, Don Eloy Lecanda Chaves returned from France with cuttings of Bordeaux varietals, he planted them alongside the indigenous variety, then known simply as Tinto del Pais, or “Country Red”, but today known as Tinto Fino or Tempranillo. Surprisingly, it was the Tempranillo that produced the superior wine.

Today, the market for Vega Sicilia is one of scarcity and increasing demand. Vega Sicilia’s growing fame and desirability is testament not only to the estate’s enduring legacy but to the world’s craving for wines of history and noble bearing. Vega Sicilia's vintage Único, Reserva Especial and Valbuena are such wines.

The nose is a captivating array of aromas, with layers of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, elegantly intertwined with notes of tobacco, leather, and dark chocolate, all beautifully enhanced by the subtle influence of oak. On the palate, this wine is a masterpiece of balance and elegance. The flavors are rich and concentrated, mirroring the complexity of the nose with additional nuances of spices, vanilla, and a hint of minerality. The tannins are velvety and well-integrated, supporting a full-bodied structure and leading to a long, memorable finish. 96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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