Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013


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Vega Sicilia
Valbuena 2013
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Ribera del Duero
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 88% Tempranillo, 6% Merlot, 6% Malbec

Experts Score Vintage
W&S Wines & Spirits 95 2013
RP Robert Parker 94 2013
WS Wine Spectator 92 2013
JS James Suckling 94 2012
WE Wine Enthusiast 94 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings
Vega Sicilia was founded in 1864, when Eloy Lecanda established a winery. He decided to experiment with the local grape variety, Tempranillo and the French varieties that he acquired in Bordeaux: 18,000 shoots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Right from the outset the winery spearheaded the winemaking industry and soon gained recognition as a symbol of the Golden Legend of Spanish red wine. In 1903, the next proprietors of Vega Sicilia were the Herrero family. They… Read more

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 95 Points (2013)
With five years of aging, first in wood, then in bottle, Valbuena 5 is a young wine by Vega-Sicilia’s standards. The most notable characteristic of the 2013 is its density of flavor, ripe, intense and expansive, yet it’s full of detail, with an emphasis on Mediterranean spice and ripe blackberries. Then, the tension of the acidity seems to give an electric charge to the tannins, making it feel radiant and immediately inviting. But don’t: This is a wine for the cellar. Given the heavy rains at harvest in 2013, it’s a remarkably vibrant Valbuena.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2013)
Cropped from an unusually cold and rainy vintage in which they will not bottle Único, the 2013 Valbuena is always released in its fifth year. It's mostly Tempranillo with 5% Merlot that was put through a three- to four-day cold soak in the oak vats where it fermented with indigenous yeasts and was pumped over. It matured in new and used 225-liter French and American oak barriques and also in 20,000-liter oak vats, where the larger vessels respect the fruit, especially in a more fragile vintage like 2013. It's a very elegant and fresh Valbuena with a developed nose, quite classical with a fine texture, elegant tannins and a supple, long finish where the oak is still quite obvious. I liked it very much and consider it a triumph over the challenges of the year.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2013)
A polished texture carries focused flavors of cherry, licorice, espresso and mineral in this lithe red. The tannins are firm and well-integrated, the acidity clean and fresh. Has muscle, but remains elegant. Drink now through 2023.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2012)
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.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 94 Points (2012)
Lightly charred, toasty berry aromas come with a full covering of clove and baking spice scents in this plush wine. The palate is edged with drying tannins, bolstering exotic berry, spice and herbal flavors. Its long, balanced finish features chocolate and unabsorbed oak. Drink through 2022.

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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2013 Reviewed by Wines & Spirits 16-09-2019 . Score: 4