Ribera del Duero

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2013



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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5th Year 2013 is a great example of the high quality of Ribera del Duero wines that is achieved with the help of Bodegas Vega Sicilia. This is the winery's youngest wine, and it embodies the modern and accessible style of some of the winery's older wines; Vega Sicilia Único and Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial.

It is aged in wood for 3 years and in the bottle for 2, hence its name. This process is somewhat shorter than it is for other wines, and the grapes used for its production come from younger vineyards. The result is, as in each vintage, a spectacular wine, that is expressive, elegant, and powerful, and allows us to get to know a mythical winery in Spain. This wine is not meant for just any occasion, and must only be uncorked on the most special of occasions.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2013 Other vintages
Appellation:Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Merlot, Tempranillo, Tinta Fina, Malbec, Tinto Fino
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 5%

Description of Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2013

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2013 (Merlot, Tempranillo, Tinta Fina, Malbec and Tinto Fino)

TASTING NOTES OF Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2013:

  • View: burgundy red, cardinal trim.
  • Nose: gooseberries, bilberries, aromas of fine oak and nothing dominant, typical balsamic touches the soil of Vega Sicilia.
  • Mouth: Silky, intense, notes of vanilla, refined and authentically end of cassis texture.

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.

VINES: Bodegas Vega Sicilia

GRAPES: 95% fine Tinto 5% Merlot.

AGEING: 5 months in wood tanks 20,000 liters. Then, about 16 months in new barrels (50% American oak and 50% French oak), 4 months in semi-new casks and finally about 4 months in large wooden vats before bottling.



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The Winery

Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia winery is probably the most recognized Spanish wine-growing estate on international level. It was founded by Eloy Lecanda in 1864. During its nearly 150 years of history, the owners of the winery changed but the wines always have kept their personality: concentrated, genres and very elegant. Vega Sicilia currently belongs to Alvarez Mezquíriz who bought it in 1982, looking to be at the forefront regarding the latest innovations in the process of growing, winemaking and expanding the vineyard area.

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Reviews of Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2013


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Price overrated by the winery, but quality in the name than the content. 92 points
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2013

5 /5

It tasted great, went alone.
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2013

4 /5

Opaque ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and potpourri, with a toasty topnote. Minerally, incisive and sweet on the palate, offering smoky cherry and blackcurrant flavors complicated by vanilla, mocha and licorice. Shows impressive power and vivacity on the youthfully tannic finish, with the smoke and spice notes strongly repeating.
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena N5 Bodegas Ribera del Duero 2013

4 /5


  • View: It appreciates a beautiful and elegant burgundy color with fine violet reflections and trim cardinal.
  • Nose: It has powerful aroma of ripe fruit and blueberries, which combined with balsamic notes and aging wood.
  • Mouth: The palate is perfectly balanced with excellent acidity and its vanilla notes again, very refined and final texture of cassis.

APPELLATION: Ribera de Duero.

VINEYARD: Bodegas Vega Secilia.

GRAPES: Tinto Fino, Merlot, Tempranillo, Malbec.

AGEING: We reserve 24 months in barrels of French and American oak.

PREPARATION: In its processing makes a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeast.

WINE PAIRING: Ideal with roasts, grilled red meats, cheeses, ham and sausages, game, lamb.



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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2013

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6 bottles bought and received six bottles. all right
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2014


black fruit, laurel, cocoa, round, elegant, long. 95 points
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2012

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