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Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero

Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) Deep red. Wonderfully perfumed, sharply delineated aromas of fresh red berries, cherry, rhubarb, roasted coffee and vanillin oak. Supple, lush and sweet, with medium to full body, a complex array of red and dark fruit flavors, exotic spice accents and fine-grained but firm, youthful tannins. Finishes sweet and long, the tannins providing shape and grip but not intruding on the sweet, elegant fruit and tangy spice notes. There will be no Unico from this vintage so this producer's best fruit is in this bottling.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/15/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/15/2012
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03