43 Ratings
Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 Ribera del Duero
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Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage) Another 8 months in bottle seems to have resulted in a more expansive bouquet with notes of wood smoke, pencil lead, lavender, Asian spices, black cherry and blackberry. Rich, voluptuous, and lengthy on the palate, it is hard to resist now, but will continue to blossom for several more years and drink well through 2026.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Intense purple with black center. Complex nose reminiscent of blackberries image in all its facets, black elderberry and subtle mineral notes of liquorice and black olives, still requiring bottle age. Compact palate with youthful tannins and flow stoffigem extract, turn a lot of black fruit, inky mid juniper with subtle spice, blackberry and walnut pastries tender furry finals. Magnificent aging potential.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/01