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Bodegas Vega Sicilia
2003 - Valbuena 5º Año
1.5 L

$450.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 94
WS 87

Country: Spain

Region: Ribera del Duero

Varietal: Tempranillo; Merlot

Vintage: 2003

Size: 1.5 L

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: F0978
Reviews
Robert Parker - 94 See more...
The 2003 Valbuena is purple-colored and super-fragrant with aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a powerful, concentrated wine with an opulent palate-feel, layers of flavor, and beautiful integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, no mean feat in the torrid 2003 vintage. Supple, sweet, and long, this superb effort will evolve for another 4-6 years and drink well through 2025.
Wine Spectator - 87 See more...
Meaty and gamy notes give a rustic cast to this thick red. It's very ripe, with plum and raisin flavors, but retains enough acidity for freshness. Drink now through 2013. 15,500 cases made.  –TM

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