Red

2003 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • bugdoced Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 14, 2019 - dry cork needed help removing
    cranberries and spanish earth predominant
    length was a little short compared with the 2011 presumably from the difficult year
    still, a delight this evening

  • carstenf wrote: 93 points

    December 27, 2018 - Not tired at all , got better during the evening. Stood up against Clos Erasmus 2006. Both very good and still alive...

  • tawc Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 30, 2017 - delivered more than expected given age. still young fruit notes, solid tannins and lively acidity.

  • beatles wrote: 89 points

    September 4, 2017 - A bit pruny, tired, ends dry, this is 2003, although you do find some freshness also. I don't see it going anywhere. #Vega#KongHans

  • Andrew67 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 30, 2017 - Plums, dark cherries, game, tobacco. A structured, complex wine drinking beautifully now. Has a lovely mouthfeel and good length, with a drying finish. Still has many years in front of it.

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming
    9/13/2008 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Valbuena 5º Ribera del Duero Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2008, Issue #16, (Mostly) Superb Spanish Wines Tasted Recently

    (Valbuena “Five Anos”- Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero)) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

    (Bodegas y Vinedos Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 Anos Ribera del Duero) Subscribe to see review text.

i-WineReview.com

  • Report 8: The Wines of Ribera del Duero, 9/1/2007 (link)

    (Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena Ribera del Duero) Subscribe to see review text.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    3/11/2009 (link)

    (VALBUENA Vega Sicilia) Vega Sicilia Dear Friends, The last parcel to arrive today was a hefty one (in pedigree, not actual weight). Below are recent releases from the Vega Sicilia family at the lowest prices I can muster. Yes, you will find 2003's below but (unlike the Plague) these are more than worth your attention. I think people will be very surprised by the serious nature of the Valbuena, it's a top-tier effort all around. All have impeccable provenance and will be available for local pick up in a few weeks: 2003 Pintia (Toro) 2003 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena 5 Anos" (Ribera del Duero) (This wine is particularly impressive, it contains a second dimension that I only associate with the finest examples in the world - JR) 1996 Vega Sicilia "Unico" (Ribera del Duero) All are EXTREMELY LIMITED at this price Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Spain6110 Spain6120 Spain6130 Click

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 097985118202, 436014245328, 8436014245328

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 812 (76%)
  • Consumed 253 (24%)

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