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: £969.23
N.B. This is the 2019 release, a blend of 2006, 2007 and 2009. Very nice nose, really piquent, of red fruit and coffee scents, the fruit really quite domestic smelling. There are touches of smoke and turmeric and ginger. There's a plush instant up front but it quickly gathers rich and tacky tannins. There's lasting freshness here, as well as density to the rich tannic structure. Very long and very fine wine. Bowes Wine original note
"The fruit has a more mature style than the 2009 (understandably) and there is superb tarry character adding complexity to the finish." Richard Hemming MW
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