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Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia 2013

RegionSpain
SubregionRibera del Duero
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Spain2013Valbuena 5°, Vega SiciliaBT1 \ 0121,125.001294 LG1212594.0094.00Vega Sicilia Valbuena0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Cropped from an unusually cold and rainy vintage in which they will not bottle Único, the 2013 Valbuena is always released in its fifth year. It's mostly Tempranillo with 5% Merlot that was put through a three- to four-day cold soak in the oak vats where it fermented with indigenous yeasts and was pumped over. It matured in new and used 225-liter French and American oak barriques and also in 20,000-liter oak vats, where the larger vessels respect the fruit, especially in a more fragile vintage like 2013. It's a very elegant and fresh Valbuena with a developed nose, quite classical with a fine texture, elegant tannins and a supple, long finish where the oak is still quite obvious. I liked it very much and consider it a triumph over the challenges of the year. 150,650 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in June 2015. 2019 - 2028

94
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (Jan Interi), January 2018
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