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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Vega Sicilia

Region:

Spain & Portugal

Appellation:

Ribera del Duero & Rueda

Grape Type:

Tempranillo

Valbuena, No 5, Ribera del Duero , 2014

3x75cl £250.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

Valbuena 2014 is back with a bang after the more challenging 2013 vintage. Bramble and black raspberry fruit intermingle with blackcurrant, sweet spice and toasted vanilla components. More and more 2014 is proving itself a lovely vintage in Ribera del Duero; a plentiful crop with no disease pressure or rush to harvest. Long hang time has resulted in very clear, bright aromas and a tweak to the elevage saw the second year’s ageing take place in large vats rather than small barrels. A gentler hand that aims for finesse rather than heft has produced a quality Valbuena that we happily recommend.

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