Ribera Del Duero Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º ano Alvarez 2004 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Ribera Del Duero Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º ano Alvarez 2004

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

The younger sibling of the world-famous Uni de la Vega Sicilia undergoes a slightly shorter élevage but is just as magnificent! More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 marked label, 2 damaged label, 1 stained label
  • Country/Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon
  • Appellation/Wine: Ribera Del Duero
  • Producer/Owner: Alvarez
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Ribera Del Duero Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º ano Alvarez serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Chevreuil sauce poivrade, Canette rôtie aux cèpes aillées, Viandes.

Peak: Drink until 2020

What the experts say...

"Very deep garnet-black colour. Complex, earthy, meaty nose with notes of warmed raspberries, fresh plums, milk chocolate and a hint of sweaty saddles. Medium to high acidity and medium to firm, slightly astringent tannins. Very long, layered finish." R. Parker (07/2009)

Lot presentation
Ribera Del Duero Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º ano Alvarez

Cuvée presentation

Vega Sicilia Unico’s younger brother, Valbuena is bottled after 5 years of aging. Sophisticated and elegant, the wine is characterised by notes of ripe fruits and spices.

Information about domain Vega Sicilia

Planted on mainly limestone soil similar to Burgundy, the Vega Sicilia vineyard is home to one of the world's greatest wines. This legendary wine has nothing to do with Sicily, and instead takes its name from the Santos Sicilia family who owned the vineyard before 1864, with Vega meaning `valley' in Spanish. From this date on, the major grape varieties of Bordeaux were added to the local variety, tempranillo. The Vega Sicilia's defining feature lies in its unique ageing process, which is a subject of much controversy. It is aged in large oak barrels from the very first year, and then decanted into different barrels of varying ages and sizes. Next comes an ageing period of five to ten years, allowing this phenomenally powerful wine's temperament to be softened. Some vintages were aged for over 25 years in barrels. Nowadays, the estate operates a more `traditional' ageing process of no more than ten or so years.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 marked label, 2 damaged label, 1 stained label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon
  • Appellation/Wine: Ribera Del Duero
  • Producer/Owner: Alvarez
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2020
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Intensity: Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 75% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 25% Merlot et Malbec

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