*6R* 2015 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena 5°" Ribera del Duero (Castilla y Leon, SP)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: 95% Tempranillo   5% Merlot

Region: Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain

96 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"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." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate