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2016 Vega Sicilia Valbuena Ribera Del DueroBlend from Spain

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  • 96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

96

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.

Product Detail

Item # 125575
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather