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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013 WA94

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013- "Cropped from an unusually cold and rainy vintage in which they will not bottle ┌nico, the 2013 Valbuena is always released in its fifth year. It's mostly Tempranillo with 5% Merlot that was put through a three- to four-day cold soak in the oak vats where it fermented with indigenous yeasts and was pumped over. It matured in new and used 225-liter French and American oak barriques and also in 20,000-liter oak vats, where the larger vessels respect the fruit, especially in a more fragile vintage like 2013. It's a very elegant and fresh Valbuena with a developed nose, quite classical with a fine texture, elegant tannins and a supple, long finish where the oak is still quite obvious. I liked it very much and consider it a triumph over the challenges of the year. 150,650 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in June 2015." Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate: 94pts

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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013 (eta end Nov 2018) WA94 $149.00