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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2010

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2010


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The Valbuena red has aged for less time than the Vega Sicilia Único. It is a wine that comes from the younger vines and, it is mostly made with the varieties of tempranillo and more merlot than cabernet sauvignon. It has the garnet cherry red color of its older brother, with orange undertones, the ethereal expression of its alcohol content and the accent of an excellent oxidative evolution, which is the fruit of oak that has been well tanned, which is a characteristic of the company's red wines. Its personality is reminiscent of the varieties used, with a hint of ripe red fruit. In the mouth, it has less structure than the Vega Sicilia Único, but holds the complexity of the wine-fruit association.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Brand Vega Sicilia
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastSmoky aromas of black plum, wild berry and clove precede a rich, layered, saturated palate that's creamy in the long run. Woody, spicy flavors of clove, pepper, chocolate and plum finish similarly, meaning this superb blend of Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is still in a youthful phase. Drink from 2018-2030.

Michael Schachner, May 1, 2016
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThick and plush, this rich red delivers black plum, blackberry, toast and baking spice flavors, supported by well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity. A big wine, but not aggressive, with a warm, broad character. Drink now through 2025. 17,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, 2015