TEMPOS Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2016 (750ml)

TEMPOS Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2016 (750ml)

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$250.00
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The 2016 Valbuena was produced with a blend of 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 6% Merlot from 140 hectares dedicated to this wine. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the first year it matured in barrels (75% French, 25% American) and the second year in large oak vats. This is again a floral and elegant vintage of Valbuena, very much in line with what has happened in the best vintages since 2010. 2016 is going to be a wine that the public is going to like; it has an extroverted personality and is perfumed and generous, juicy and tasty and nicely textured, with fine-grained tannins and very focused and clean flavors. 2016 was a year of very good freshness in Ribera del Duero, a year they like even better than 2018. 182,882 bottles, 6,030 magnums and a few larger formats were produced. It was bottled in June 2019. Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Dark violet. Powerful red and dark fruit preserve, pipe tobacco and potpourri aromas are complemented by exotic spice, mocha and incense flourishes. Sappy and energetic in character, offering palate-staining blackberry, cherry liqueur, floral pastille and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Gently chewy tannins build steadily on an impressively long, focused and penetrating finish that leaves smoky mineral, floral and juicy dark berry notes behind. Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

Grape Varietal: 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 6% Merlot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96 Points, Vinous 95 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2021 - 2030