2015 Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 Ribera del Duero

$199.95
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The 2015 Valbuena, a red blend of mostly Tempranillo with just a touch of Merlot, is explosive and showy. It's got complex aromatics with floral tones, wild herbs, cocoa, and a whiff of fig and balsamic. It's precise and balanced with fine-grained tannins. A succulent offering that you'll want to add to your cellar to drink from now through the next decade.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Ribera del Duero
Total Varietal Composition %:
Tempranillo & Merlot
SKU #:
1045647
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

The aromas to this are so complex and enticing with nutmeg, dark berries, chocolate and white pepper. Full body. Dense and layered with so much wonderful, complex and succulent character. It just makes you want to drink it.

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Wine Advocate

The 2015 Valbuena, a red blend of mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot, is released in the fifth year after the harvest. It's explosive and showy, with a complex nose that shows a mixture of flowers and wild herbs, balsamic touches and great nuance. This wine has gained in complexity since the 2010 vintage, where they implemented some changes that increased the expressivity and precision of this wine. The tannins are fine-grained and there is very good balance, and the warm conditions of the year have been absorbed well by the wine. Despite the natural conditions of the year, the wine follows the path of freshness of the 2010.