Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5 anos 2012

voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Tempranillo 100%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2043
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
Lobenberg: 95/100
Penin: 96/100
Parker: 95/100
Galloni: 94/100
Suckling: 94/100
Spanien, Ribera del Duero
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Penin über: Valbuena 5 anos

-- Penin: Kirschrot mit granatrotem Saum. Aroma reifes Obst, Wildkräuter, würzig, trockener Stein, ausdrucksvoll. Am Gaumen geschmackvoll, lang, balsamisch, ausgewogen, elegant 96/100


Parker über: Valbuena 5 anos

-- Parker: The 2012 Valbuena was cropped from a vintage with a very dry and warm summer that resulted in very healthy grapes. Since the 2010 vintage, this wine is fermented plot by plot following the findings from a soils study they did. The élevage is in French and American oak barrels that on average lasts some 18 months followed by another 18 months in 20,000-liter oak vats, but of course some lots had more time in barrique and others more time in vat. It has ripe tannins and a powerful mouthfeel but with a soft texture. Even if it's not widely mentioned, it always has had some French grapes, mainly Merlot, but this 2012 is the first Valbuena ever to be really 100% Tempranillo—because the Merlot didn't behave well in this warm and dry year. It follows the path opened by the 2010, more precise and elegant, rounded by that extra time in larger vats to finish polishing the tannins. I find this 2012 halfway between 2010 and 2011. It has depth and elegance, more serious than Alión, which is always the (maybe unfair) comparison. 174,545 bottles and some larger formats were filled in April 2014. 95/100


Galloni über: Valbuena 5 anos

-- Galloni: Inky ruby. Sexy, high-pitched dark berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of oak spices and smoky minerals. Shows a surprisingly light touch on the palate, offering sharply focused blackberry, bitter cherry, licorice candy and floral pastille flavors that deepen and become sweeter with air. Harmonious tannins add grip to the extremely long, sappy finish, which leaves behind notes of dark berry preserves and candied lavender. - Josh Raynolds 94/100


Suckling über: Valbuena 5 anos

-- Suckling: The depth and intensity to this wine is focused and rich with so much chocolate, coffee and hazelnut character. It is full bodied and very polished with juicy tannins. Light, angular edge. Better in 2019 but already beautiful. 94/100

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