Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan Rioja 2015

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan Rioja 2015
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Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan Rioja 2015

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Red wine wholly made using the Tempranillo variety. After the alcoholic fermentation, the malolactic process is carried out with 30% in barrels and the remaining 70% in tanks. The ageing takes place in extrafine and fine grain French wood, the majority in new barrels and the rest in one-wine barrels. It remains in wood for 15 months and then in bottles until it is sold.

94 pts Wine Advocate
I tasted the 2014 Macan once again, as they are holding the top wine to give it one more year in bottle before being released. It fermented in oak vats with inoculated yeasts and aged in new barrique for 16 to 18 months. They want to give this cuvee no less than three years in bottle. This 2014 was bottled in May 2016, not quite three years ago yet, but it can provide a good idea of the development the wine is going to have when it's released. It's evolving at a very slow pace; it's a tight red with plenty of tannins, and the time in bottle seems to be doing it good. There is concentration and power, as well as typicity from the variety and the zone, with that austerity from this part of Rioja. It's a serious, modern and nicely crafted Tempranillo with a touch of sweet spices and smoke. It should continue evolving nicely in bottle.
SKU

W19175

COUNTRY

Spain

REGION

Rioja

TYPE

Red

VINTAGE

2015

VARIETAL

Tempranillo

VOLUME

.750L