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Vega Sicilia


Spain & Portugal


Ribera del Duero

Grape Variety:


Valbuena, No 5, Ribera del Duero, 2014

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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