- 96 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Luis Gutierrez: "The 2015 Valbuena, a red blend of mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot, is released in the fifth year after the harvest. It's explosive and showy, with a complex nose that shows a mixture of flowers and wild herbs, balsamic touches and great nuance. This wine has gained in complexity since the 2010 vintage, where they implemented some changes that increased the expressivity and precision of this wine. The tannins are fine-grained and there is very good balance, and the warm conditions of the year have been absorbed well by the wine. Despite the natural conditions of the year, the wine follows the path of freshness of the 2010. 173,673 bottles, 5,625 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in June 2018."
- 96 Punkte DECANTER, Sarah Jane Evans: "Valbuena is moving on up. Undoubtedly it needs time to blossom, but the building blocks are firmly in place. The oak is very refined, the fruit is dark and intense. Yet it's fresh, and with a welcome savoury spice to counterbalance the richness. The finish is very long, with a fine texture and that keynote lift of acidity. This needs time to come to its full potential. The Tinto Fino is blended with just 5% Merlot."
- 97 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "The aromas to this are so complex and enticing with nutmeg, dark berries, chocolate and white pepper. Full body. Dense and layered with so much wonderful, complex and succulent character. It just makes you want to drink it. Drink or hold."
- 18 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON, Ferran Centelles: "95% Tinto Fino, 5% Merlot. In 2015 Ribera del Duero suffered some of its hottest and driest weather conditions in decades. The old vineyards yielded highly concentrated fruit and small berries. Fermented with ambient yeasts. As always, Valbuena matures for three years in wood and two in the bottle before market release. This is the first Valbuena produced solely by Gonzalo Iturriaga, after succeeding Xavier Ausás as technical director of the winery. 173,673 bottles, 5,625 magnums.
Very concentrated black fruit, powerful, a wine with an impact on the palate. It is a forceful style of Valbuena, broad, wide, with lots of ripe black fruit. The tannin is firm, I like the more robust character of this wine. It will continue to evolve for sure. Lots of flavour and a vintage that will keep for decades. It is an explosive, overwhelming style of wine. 14.5% Drink 2020– 2040"
|James Suckling:||97 JS|
|Inhalt:||1,5 l Magnum|
|Jancis Robinson:||18,0 JR|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||96 RPWA|
|Region:||Ribera del Duero|
|Reben:||100 % Tinto Fino|
|Im Weinkeller:||Ausbau: 5 Monate im 20.000-l-Fuder 16 Monate in neuen Barriques (60 % amerikanisch + 40 % französisch) 4 Monate in gebrauchten Barriques 4 Monate im 20.000-l-Fuder Produktionsmenge: 150.650 Flaschen|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Valbuena, is the purest expression of the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Vega Sicilia. Tinto Fino is clearly the predominant wine in the assemblage of the varieties that make up this magnificent wine. The other variety used is Merlot, which is added to a greater or lesser extent depending on the vintage. The Valbuena Tempranillo is obtained from plots located on gentle concave slopes that descend from the wasteland. Those soils are made up of material that was eroded and accumulated as colluvial on the lower slopes, developing a high profile soil, with a specific important evolution with the formation of a deep calcic horizon. Valbuena provides us with a direct and understandable view of the greatness of this "terroir" with the direct influence of each vintage. Its production remains unchanged meaning that it is each year's weather factors that mark the differences between the different harvests. Fermentation at a controlled temperature with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in stainless steel. After fermentation, it is aged for five years, between wood and in the bottle, which is why it is called Valbuena 5º. French and American wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000 litre vats, a long and complex process for a great wine.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||FINCA VEGA SICILIA, 47359 Valbuena de Duero - Valladolid - Spanien|