Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año

Vintage splendor where Tinta Fina lives up to its name
75 cl.
2019
Magnum
2019
75 cl.
2018
96 Peñín
95 Parker
97 Suckling
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Details
Alcohol 14.50%
Production area Castilla y León
Designation D.O. Ribera del Duero
Winery Vega Sicilia
Contains sulphites
Varieties 97% Tempranillo, 3% Merlot
Service 16.0
Tasting notes

Red wine Gran Reserva Respectful agriculture. 12 months in French and American oak barrels and 12 meses en tinas de madera (80-220 hL).

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2019 unfurls a captivating bouquet of aromas on the nose, with highlights of violets and an assortment of ripe, enveloping forest fruits such as blueberries and raspberries. On the palate, it presents a robust yet approachable structure, revealing a velvety texture and a subtle spiciness that accompanies the journey of fruity flavors. Its maturity is counterpoised by a vivacity that renders it complex, yet simultaneously delightful and effortlessly enjoyable.

Style Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Pairing
Legumes, Vegetables, Soups, Red meat, Game

About Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año

Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año is an excellent Tempranillo and Merlot coupage, produced by the legendary Vega Sicilia winery, in the Ribera del Duero.

Vega Sicilia, part of the Tempos Vega Sicilia group, is one of the best-known producers in the world. It dates back to 1864 but was acquired by David Álvarez Díez in 1982 and since then his name has continued to spread across the world due to the high quality of his wines. His philosophy, taking pride in things done well, has made him a winemaking legend. 

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º año comes from plots sitting on gentle slopes with highly expressive soils composed of deep calcium material. It is made mainly with the Tinta Fina variety (Tempranillo) with a touch of Merlot. This amount varies from vintage to vintage.

The must ferments with its native yeasts at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, where it also undergoes malolactic fermentation. It then ages in different sized new and used French and American barrels, and then finally rests in the bottle for five years, hence its name, Valbuena 5º año.

A process full of patience and complexity, but always the same, so that the only difference between the crops is the weather, which creates a great vintage wine that is representative of the terroir it comes from.

2019

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2019 unfurls a captivating bouquet of aromas on the nose, with highlights of violets and an assortment of ripe, enveloping forest fruits such as blueberries and raspberries. On the palate, it presents a robust yet approachable structure, revealing a velvety texture and a subtle spiciness that accompanies the journey of fruity flavors. Its maturity is counterpoised by a vivacity that renders it complex, yet simultaneously delightful and effortlessly enjoyable.

2018

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2018 unfurls a spectrum of aromas with highlights of dried plums and cherries preserved in syrup, interwoven with a hint of vanilla and a whisper of charred oak. On the palate, it is robust and full-bodied, with a texture that swathes the taste buds in flavors of candied fruit and a spiced sweetness. Its tannins are velvety, and the finish is extensive and lingering, leaving an impression of balanced opulence. This red wine is an encounter with intensity and elegance.

2017

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2017 is a young, dry and very expressive red wine with a dark cherry colour and predominant floral aromas (violet), blackberry, sandalwood and vanilla. The palate is harmonious, with spicy and slightly chewy tannins. Fresh and succulent.

2016

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2016 is a red wine that encapsulates a vintage characterized by a mild winter, a spring of contrasts, and a temperate summer, culminating in an impeccable maturation. The Tinto Fino variety truly lives up to its name, presenting itself with elegance, complexity, and concentration.

2014 Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º año 2014 is an intense, expressive and complex red wine. The nose reveals its aging potential with a range of aromas that perfectly balance the presence of wood with the expressiveness of the fruit. There are also nuances of chocolate, smoke and pencil lead with balsamic, vanilla and spiced notes. On the palate it reveals its character with elegance and silkiness, leaving a powerful fruity and meaty impression as it passes. Excellent storage capacity.
2009 An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.

Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour.

Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass.
2006 An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.

Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour.

Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass.
2019
95 Parker
96 Peñín
97 Suckling
2018
96 Parker
96 Peñín
96 Suckling
94 Winespectator
2017
96 Parker
96 Peñín
96 Suckling
2016
96 Parker
96 Peñín
95 Suckling
2015
96 Parker
97 Suckling
94 Winespectator
2014
96 Parker
95 Peñín
96 Suckling
2013
94 Parker
94 Peñín
2012
95 Parker
96 Peñín
2011
94 Parker
96 Peñín
2010
96 Parker
98 Peñín
2009
95 Parker
2008
94 Parker
94 Peñín
2007
92 Parker
2006
91 Parker

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