Red

1999 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • Philippe_C wrote: 96 points

    February 16, 2020 - WOW, superb nose of leather, ripe strawberries, bacon, roasted meat... Super silky tannins, delicious sappy red strawberries, length of 30 sec.

  • grapenomad wrote: 92 points

    September 8, 2019 - Tempranillo + Merlot + Cab Sauv. Deep brick in the glass with a nose that feels big and developed. Complex and somewhat sweet-toned aromas of tobacco leaf, wizened red cherries and mocha pastry. At its peak right now, but can easily go strong for the next 3-4 years.

  • kostaslonis wrote: 92 points

    March 24, 2019 - Krotida Wine Gang Tasting, Trying Piemonte 2003 - 2004 (Balcony Restaurant & Bar): Very big in the nose, really old school Bordeaux character, old oak, very ripe black fruit, chocolate, liquorice, very inticing and decadent.
    In the palate, the wine is quite different, showing medium acidity, tannins and body but also rather surprisingly short finish. Dried fruit, the wine feels lean even though with some time, it grows in the glass. The acidity is great, very smooth mouthfeel and utterly easy to drink.
    This being my 2nd time trying this wine (not the vintage), I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, its great that its like this at 20yo, but I would like it to show more length. Also, there is a huge difference between the nose and the palate.
    After about 30 minutes, I realized I was splitting hairs so...
    Outstanding quality and aged gracefully, drink now

  • appel54 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 1, 2017 - Tät, mörkröd färg

    För första gången hittar jag mängder med dill, mycket kompakt frukt, blommon, jordigt

    Strävt, trevlig längd, bra komplexitet och elegant.

  • karl.1480 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 28, 2017 - Developing nose with pronounced intensity. Semi-dried black fruit - plum, cassis, fig and prunes. Lots of toasted oak with chocolate, vanilla, cacao fat, dill and coffee. Some tertiary aromas of decaying leaves, dried violets, mushroom and wet soil. With time in the glass the floral notes gets more distinct and some menthol/eucalyptus comes through. Great nose that really has a classic, old school-finewine feeling to it.

    Medium(+) body with medium(+) rounded up tannins and a lovely, fresh, medium(+) acidity. Surprisingly light and airy mouthfeel. Pronounced intensity of flavors with much fresher fruit, less evident oak and more spicy, earthy notes. Dry, fresh and long finish.

    Tasted blind we were stumbling between noble Bordeaux or high end Rioja. Which made perfect sense when the wine was revealed. It's fun when great wines really shines even when they're tasted blind.
    This wine is really in the zone right now but will probably stay here for another 3-5 years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Vega-Sicilia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Valbuena 5°
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 268 (67%)
  • Consumed 134 (33%)

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