SIPPED: varsity tasting
The Oxford-Cambridge rivalry has played out over wine glasses for over 60 years: this year's tasting included a Vega Sicilia 1953. En garde, you "coconut," "tobacco leaf," with "horse manure character!" Oh wait, those were the tasting notes... [ NYT ]
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So today Pablo Alvarez Mezquiriz, Consejero Delegado of Bodegas Vega Sicilia, gave a fabulous tutored tasting of his wines including the Vega Sicilia Unico 1981, 1994, and 2004 along with the Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial made from the three best years: 1990, 1996, and 1999.
We also had a chance to try the Valbuena 1998 and 2008.
What was interesting about this tasting is that the "aged" wines showed so very young. The color was rich garnet, and quite intense, …
NB: Other sandy vineyards around the word include Lafite ( 50%) and Vega Sicilia
They thought they would start with 10 varieties and then ripe out then graft back what is growing well ... turns out that all the varieties are doing well (here's what they grow by acreage): Cabernet Sauvignon (19), Cabernet Franc (12), Merlot (6), Petit Verdot (~5), Sauvignon Blanc (6), Syrah (22), Viognier (2), Grenache (1), Sangiovese (5), Semillon (2), Petite Sirah (2) ... there …
…were planted on this amazing estate in the 13th. Located next to the mythic Vega Sicilia and surrounded by the , it is an incredible spot boasting the best soil for the growth of vines. The main varietal grown on the property is , although they also have , and an area for experimental varieties."
#2 choice - Argentina - (305094)-$16.95 - Dieter Meier Puro Corte 2010
Yet another interesting blend of …
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay 1925, Marqués de Riscal 1946, 1950, 1964 and 1982, Viña Tondonia 1961, 1964 and 1970 form part of the Fine and Rare wine sale on 6 December. A case of Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1925 is expected to fetch £3000-£3600, while lots of Ribera del Duero's Vega Sicilia dating back to the 1950s have estimates of £500-£600 per three bottles. Source: Decanter
However, Spain is brimming with exciting new wine regions and established regions in which more emphasis is being focussed upon finer quality. With the creation of our first Spanish release came the opportunity to further broaden our offering to introduce fabulous wines from these lesser known regions of Spain…
…South and unsuitable quality soils further into the plain closer to the mountains, this means that Vega Sicilia has remained relatively consistent in terms of area under vine over the years. This does not suggest, by any means, that this winery is standing still with regards to their continued development; in fact, Vega Sicilia is constantly evolving, improving and learning.
The development and care from the Alvarez family into Vega Sicilia is rather wonderful to see, with big investments …
After teasing us with Alion 1991-2003 and other Vega Sicilia offerings in 2007, owner Pablo Á lvarez and winemaker Javier Ausás came to London in June to share 26 vintages of their top wine, Vega Sicilia Único, including the unreleased 2005 - and their new, unreleased rioja - in a headily.
Pablo Álvarez (pictured) of Ribera del Duero's most respected bodega Vega Sicilia has finally announced what the two wines produced by the company's new enterprise in Rioja will be called. As is the current fashion in Rioja, the term Reserva will be eschewed. The top wine will be called Macan.
…style, I was on a role and luck, 1990 vintage, Ribera del Duero, it was, of course, Vega Sicilia, I prefer their more recent vintages, still, this style, flavor and the special winemaking technique used at that time, made it a cult wine which it remains to this day.
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Fleur Cardinale 2009, great wine, fine tannins and phenomenal balance. What a great evolution during aging which expanded this wine. Fleur Cardinale 2005, undoubtedly great, but which suffered from being …