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2011 Vega Sicilia - Valbuena 5

SPAIN / CASTILLA Y LEON /
abv 14.5%
    • Variety
      Tempranillo
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    SKU: 104124-2011-1500-1A
    • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

      Flavors of black cherry, kirsch and orange peel mingle with anise, graphite and balsamic notes in this focused red. Firm, yet harmonious and energetic, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 424 cases imported.
      Drink Dates: 2016-2026
      Author: Thomas Matthews
    • Self | Rating: 95

      Frutas maduras como ciruelas
      Drink Dates: 2017
      Author: Rafi
    Vega Sicilia is Spain's most well known and prestigious estate. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who brought vine cuttings from Bordeaux of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot to plant alongside Tinto Fino. Vega Sicilia's 3 cuvees include the flagship "Unico," a multi-vintage blend called "Reserva Especial," and the more forward-style Valbuena.

    Depending on the vintage, Unico is made from a blend of 80% Tempranillo with the balance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Traditionally the wine is aged for ten years in barrel before its release. The Reserva Especial is a blend of top vintages, while the Valbuena is made from younger vines and bottled after five years. A Valbuena cuvee with three years of aging was produced until 1998, but has been discontinued.

    The Reserva Especial bottlings contain a unique blend of vintages:

    1979 bottling: 1962, 1964, 1968 vintages,1980 bottling: 1960, 1962, 1972 vintages,1990 bottling: 1968, 1970 vintages,1993 bottling: 1970, 1972 vintages,1996 bottling: 1973, 1981 vintages,1997 bottling: 1981, 1986, 1990 vintages,1998 bottling: 1981, 1990 vintages,2000 bottling: 1985, 1990, 1994 vintages,2004 bottling: 1985, 1990, 1991 vintages,2005 bottling: 1985, 1991, 1996 vintages

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 30 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors
    • Average collector rating: 95
      (Out of 14 collectors)