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Valbuena 5° 2009 MAGNUM ~ Vega Sicilia

VEGA SICILIA VALBUENA 5° 2009 MAGNUM ~ 95% Tinto Fino / Tempranillo, 5% Merlot ~ 14.0% Alc. ~ 1.50 Ltr.

95RP / 95PÑ / 94RP / 94IWC

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Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Xavier Ausás & Begoña Jovellar
DO Ribera del Duero
Spain

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VALBUENA 5° AÑO 2009 MAGNUM | VEGA SICILIA | RIBERA DEL DUERO | 95RP

"No, the 2009 Valbuena is not a current release, but I had a bottle blind at a tasting and most people, including myself, guessed it was a Grand Cru Burgundy, so aromatic, floral, expressive and elegant it was. We couldn't believe it when the wine was revealed. Later, a bottle of the 2010 was opened, and it confirmed it as the best Valbuena of recent times, with a rare combination of elegance and power, combining characters of fine Burgundy and elegant Syrah from the Northern Rhône."

95 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #End of January 2019 | 31 January 2019

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"The 2009 Valbuena was harvested early, the result of a warm summer. It’s mostly Tempranillo complemented with 5% Merlot. The wine matured for five months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 16 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), four months in used barrels and then four more months in the vats before being bottled in May 2011. 180,000 bottles produced. It has some reductive notes and would benefit from some time in a decanter, where you’d start appreciating its background of cherries which feels very classical and serious. The palate is well-built, with polished tannins, very good acidity and freshness with elegance and fine tannins. Mature and with good typicity."

94 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #214 | 28 August 2014

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"Opaque ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and potpourri, with a toasty topnote. Minerally, incisive and sweet on the palate, offering smoky cherry and blackcurrant flavors complicated by vanilla, mocha and licorice. Shows impressive power and vivacity on the youthfully tannic finish, with the smoke and spice notes strongly repeating. (Virtually all Tempranillo, with a bit of merlot; fermented in large oak tanks and raised in a 50/50 blend of French and American oak, followed by brief sojourns in used oak barrels and vats before bottling.)"

94 Points | Josh Raynolds | Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar | September/October 2014

  • Drink: 2014 - 2030
  • Production: 179.859 bottles / 3.556 magnums
  • Treatment: 5 months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 16 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), 4 months in used barrels and then 4 months in the big vats again
  • Remarks: These lot turn out to be be an unbelievable value of power and elegance... especially in Magnum format.
  • Packaging: In OWC[1]