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 3 Bottles
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duty paid price: £771.23
The freshness of the aromas is striking and the fruit, which is redder than is perhaps usual for Vega Sicilia. The nose is really spicy and nutty and a touch high-toned. There's a real burst of fresh acidity on the palate, too. And those upright, piquant tannins. There's innate complexity here: a sustained busy-ness that speaks of great class and fascination to come. A wonderful wine, no doubt. Bowes Wine original note
"Excellent fruit clarity too. Keeps on going. 19/20." Richard Hemming MW
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