2014 Valbuena 5°, Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain
The 2014 vintage of this wonderful wine, from the iconic Vega Sicilia, is incredible with power, depth and longevity. In the words of winemaker Gonzalo Iturriaga de Juan, ‘This is not a question of winemaking but of terroir’. The 2014 has a beautiful nose of raspberries, blackberries and Christmas spice. Initially gentle the palate perfectly balances the power and perfection of this wine. Juicy, pure and crunchy fruit come through offset by a graphite edge giving focus and linearity. The purity, freshness and sheer class of this wine is incredible, with more restrained oak than previously for Valbuena. The tannins are silky smooth and present with definite grip. This is a wine that will age beautifully. Drink 2024-2040.
This wine is available In Bond on request.
The wine is strictly limited so is offered subject to availability. The stock is due to arrive in 2019 and is offered as part of the global pre release offer.