114.90 €/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Valbuena 5º año 2015
Ribera del Duero (Spain)
Tempranillo and Merlot
Bottle size and vintage
Valbuena, despite its long ageing in cellar, is Vega Sicilia's 'youngest' wine. Although having the same high quality features as its exceptional cellar companions, the emblematic Único and Único Reserva Especial, Valbuena exhibits a character of its own, with an impressive aromatic richness and a magnificent harmony between modernity and tradition. A wine which has great maturity, with well-handled oak and a complex connection between vinosity and fruitiness.
Valbuena is made from the Tinto Fino variety, together with a small proportion of Merlot; it ferments with native yeasts and it's matured for five years —hence its name— in containers of different capacities (from 225-litre barrels to 20,000-litre vats), types and ages. A total of three years in oak and two in bottle; a very special process for a very special wine.
The Tempranillo (or Tinto Fino) grapes come from gently-sloping hillsides, with a high expression soil that's based on limestone in Valbuena de Duero. In the vineyard, green pruning is carried out methodically in order to obtain grapes which are concentrated and full of character. Once inside the winery, the aim is to maintain a constant style in its production process so that the wine expresses the singularity of each vintage and all the character of this magnificent and austere terroir.
The result is always sublime. A delightful red wine, a burgundy-red colour with glints of very intense ruby, A complex nose with a perfect balance between the aromas derived from the superb use of oak and the perfect ripeness of exceptional grapes. Wild strawberries, smoke, pencil lead, spices, (peppers and vanilla), and a balsamic note, all becoming more noticeable after a while in the glass and a mystic element which seems inherent in Vega Sicilia wines. On the palate, its mouthfeel is captivating; it's silky and expressive, powerful and balanced, individual and refined. It makes its exit without really going, leaving behind an almost ever-lasting flourish of elegance.
NOTE: Decanting is recommended for between two and three hours before serving.
Roast lamb / Roast suckling pig / Oven-cooked game meat
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16º C and 18º C
Valbuena 5° año 2014, Rojo Burdeos con ribetes rubí. Ataque fino y elegante dado paso a un medio de boca suave y un fin de boca menos opulento a nivel tánico pero si persistente a nivel aromático. Aromas potentes a fruta perfectamente madura como grosellas, arándanos.. combinado con aromas de roble muy fino y pero no dominanteby: Jorge (16/05/2019) - Vintage 2014
A la altura esperada
Un vino especial a la altura que se le espera ideal para regalar(se)lo a alguien oa auno mismo. Calidad superior.by: Encke (26/07/2018) - Vintage 2013
Un gran vino
Es un gran vino. Perfecto para un regalo si quieres quedar muy bien. Mucho mejor si es para abrirlo en casaby: Jean-Claude (12/07/2018) - Vintage 2013
Un grand vin parmi les grands à chaque fois dégusté il me semble meilleur que le dernière fois. A ne pas manquerby: Rafael (04/12/2017) - Vintage 2012
Todo un placer.
El más "pequeño" de los Vega Sicilia, no tiene nada que envidiar a sus dos hermanos mayores. Explosión vinícola. Acompáñelo con una buena pierna de cordero como hice yo.
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Miguel Ángel de Gregorio is one of the best winemakers in the country and an assiduous vine grower. Quite a reference point in La Rioja, he was one of the first to opt for single vineyard wines (Calvario and Aurus have been his principal exponents) and he is a firm supporter of indigenous varieties and hard work in the vineyard. He received praise first of all for his great efforts at Bodegas Bretón, but he attracted fame definitively due to the wines of his own winery: Finca...