Stirling Fine Wine
1168 Valley Road
Stirling NJ 07980
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PH: 908-647-5580

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2009 1.5L

$299.99

SKU 27003

1.5L

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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 colour of its older brother, with orangey 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 holdsthe complexity of the wine-fruit association.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Brand Vega Sicilia
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Wine EnthusiastThis is the best Valbuena since 2005, and it may be better than that. Exotic aromas of leather, lemon peel, sawdust and boysenberry come in front of a tannic but lively and intricate palate. Baked, heady flavors of black fruits, pepper and mocha finish with chocolate and vanilla as well as juicy acidity. Drink now through 2022.

Michael Schachner, December 1, 2014