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    Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2008
    Other Red Blends - Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Ratings

    • V94
    • ST93
    Price: $190.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 93 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 129167

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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. It has the garnet cherry red color of its older brother, with orangey undertones, the ethereal expression of its alcohol content and the accent of an excellent oxidative evolution, which is the fruit of oak that has been well tanned, which is a characteristic of the company's red wines. Its personality is reminiscent of the varieties used, with a hint of ripe red fruit. In the mouth, it has less structure than the Vega Sicilia Único, but holdsthe complexity of the wine-fruit association.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Vega Sicilia’s 2008 Tinto Valbuena 5 Anos is compelling. A young, intense wine, the 2008 is going to need significant time to fully come together, but it boasts superb depth, persistence and a total sense of harmony. Hints of cedar, tobacco and sweet spices wrap around an intense core of dark fruit.

    94 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Opaque ruby. Sexy, oak-spicy aromas of dark berry preserves, pipe tobacco, licorice and vanilla, with a smoky overtone. Plush, expansive blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors show superb depth and pick up Indian spice and bitter chocolate nuances with air. Finishes sweet and seamless, with slow-building tannins and a whiplash of sweet blue fruit.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This supple red shows a solid balance of fresh fruit and maturing flavors of tobacco and leather, featuring well-integrated tannins, with lively acidity and a finish of vanilla and spice. Not showy, but harmonious.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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