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2003 Valbuena, Vega Sicilia

2003 Valbuena, Vega Sicilia

Ref: VEGA030
Red  |  Still  |  14% ABV

Vega Sicilia was the brainchild of Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who arrived in Spain from Bordeaux in the mid-19th century. With him, he brought Bordelais grape varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec - and created vineyards from them, as well as Tinto Fino (the local name for Tempranillo). This impeccably run winery has changed hands several times over the years and since 1982 has been owned by the Alvarez family. And they have started working beyond the boundaries of Ribera del Duero in Toro (Pintia) and with a joint venture with the Rothschilds in Rioja (Macan).

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£960.00
duty paid price: £1,184.14
Broking Stock
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Vega Sicilia
AppellationAppellation: Ribera del Duero
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Spain
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2010-2026
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Merlot, Tempranillo
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

The colour has taken on the first signs of ageing from the wood in the slight "bricking" at the rim of the garnet bowl. The nose, too, is starting to develop cedary, almost claret-like notes to its concentrated blackcurrant fruit aromas. There are nuances of spice and an overall meatiness here. There is proper, Bordeaux-style structure on the palate, with minerals and fine tannins underpinning a driving wedge of cassis flavoured fruit. The wine is very, very long in the mouth. This remains fresh and complex and will age into fabulous maturity. Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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