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Bodegas Vega Sicilia
1998 - Valbuena 5º Año
750 ml.

$139.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 94

Country: Spain

Region: Ribera del Duero

Varietal: Tempranillo; Merlot

Vintage: 1998

Size: 750 ml.

Vega Sicilia makes three cuvées: Unico is the flagship, and the Reserva Especial is a blend of several of the best vintages. Traditionally they would be aged for 10 years or more before release, although this has been reduced in recent vintages. The junior wine, Valbuena, is made from younger vines, and is released after five years in American oak.

SKU: 974
Reviews
Robert Parker - 94 See more...
The 1998 Valbuena is better than the 1987 Unico, and probably as good as the 1989 Unico, at least over the next decade. Extremely full-bodied, it offers up notes of smoke, graphite, toasty oak, caramel, black cherry liqueur, and cassis. Opulent and sumptuous, it is both a hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.

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