Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia 2014

RegionSpain
SubregionRibera del Duero
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 2014 Valbuena, mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot fermented by plot, making a selection from their 210 hectares of vineyards, and then matured in a combination of barriques and larger 20,000-liter oak vats. 2014 is a spectacular vintage of Valbuena, and it reminds me of the 2010, perhaps a tad more elegant and less powerful. It's expressive and has floral notes on the nose along with wild berries, herbs and a spicy and smoky touch that's nicely integrated. It has good complexity and nuance, and the palate is medium to full-bodied and intense, with pungent flavors and great length and persistence. Truly spectacular! 184,684 bottles, 5,578 magnums and some large formats produced. It was bottled in June 2016.

Score: 96Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, January 2019

Lovely American oak spice on the nose, plummy fruit, rounded and fragrant with lovely openness and elegance. Long, tightly structured but drinkable even now. 2020-2035

Score: 17+Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2018

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