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Bodegas Vega Sicilia - Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5. Reserva 2008

Bodegas Vega Sicilia Description

The Valbuena red has aged for less time than the Vega Sicilia Único. It is a wine that comes from the younger vines and, it is mostly made with the varieties of tempranillo and more merlot than cabernet sauvignon.

Wine Advocate: 94 Points

The 2008 Valbuena is produced with Tempranillo and 7% Merlot and Malbec from a cold, rainy season and late harvest. It reminds me of the Riberas of yesteryear, sharper with a slight rusticity, long and sharp. Once fermented, the wine matured for seven months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 12 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), three months in used barrels and then six months in the vats again before being bottled in May 2011. The aromas are subtle, there is fruit, but there is soil and above all there is harmony. The palate is long rather than round, with some blood orange notes, sharp and austere, a serious wine that should age very well. The average production of Valbuena is around 180,000 bottles and 2008 was no exception.

 
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Price: $199.00

In Mixed Case: $169.15

Quantity Available: 2
Producer Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2008
Sku 15359
Size 750ml
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