Spain - 2011 - Vega Siclia Valbuena - 3x75

  • Region: Spain
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Rating: 94
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Tasting Notes

Rating

94

Release Price

$150

Drink Date

2015 - 2025

Reviewed by

 Luis Gutiérrez

Issue Date

30th Oct 2015

Source

221, The Wine Advocate

The 2011 Valbuena was fermented plot by plot, something they started after a deep soil study in the 2010 vintage. 2011 was a very warm and ripe vintage in the zone, and the challenge was to keep the freshness. There are more black fruit aromas, subtle spices and hints of complexity, as well as tertiary aromas that are quite classic and turn more balsamic with time in the glass. Again, this is very different form the 2012 Alión, rounder, riper, richer, more polished, mellow, soft, quite exuberant and hedonistic. 170,000 bottles produced.