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Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia 2016

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
Spain2016Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia

6 bottle minimum order

BT10 \ 6 1261,128.001296 LG126125.3333333333396.0096.00Vega Sicilia Valbuena0.7510
Spain2016Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia

Individual OWC

MG0 \ 331,320.00696 LG3146.6666666666796.0096.00Vega Sicilia Valbuena1.510
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Valbuena was produced with a blend of 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 6% Merlot from 140 hectares dedicated to this wine. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the first year it matured in barrels (75% French, 25% American) and the second year in large oak vats. This is again a floral and elegant vintage of Valbuena, very much in line with what has happened in the best vintages since 2010. 2016 is going to be a wine that the public is going to like; it has an extroverted personality and is perfumed and generous, juicy and tasty and nicely textured, with fine-grained tannins and very focused and clean flavors. 2016 was a year of very good freshness in Ribera del Duero, a year they like even better than 2018. 182,882 bottles, 6,030 magnums and a few larger formats were produced. It was bottled in June 2019.

96
Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com (252), December 2020
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