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Vega Sicilia Macán Rioja Tinto 2013 1.5L [WA 93]

Item Number 1762
Price $169.95
Size: 1.5L
Vintage: 2013
Score: 93
Provenance: Rioja
In Stock: 1

Product Description

“The youthful-looking 2013 Macán is pure Tempranillo sourced from a myriad of plots of old vines from the 90 hectares of vineyards they own mostly in the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. It fermented in oak vats, with 20% of the volume going through malolactic in barrique and an élevage of 14 months exclusively in French oak barrels. The two wines from 2013 share a common characteristic, which is better integrated oak and a subtler mouthfeel. Other than that, the ripeness of the grapes also seemed more moderate, which has resulted in fresher, more elegant wines. Here there is a mixture of red and black fruit, and some notes of dark spices. The palate shows very polished tannins and good balance, more serious than the Clásico.” Wine Advocate 93 Points

“Youthful violet. Spice-accented dark berry, cherry and floral scents are energized by cracked pepper and mineral nuances. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry and cherry flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Shows darker fruit character on the persistent, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves behind cherry pit and licorice notes.” Vinous 91 Points

“Sanguine, smoky and loamy earth flavors shadow cherry fruit in this firm red, which is harmonious but austere, with herbal and licorice notes adding a refreshing bitter aspect. Decant.” Wine Spectator 90 Points

“More red fruited initially than the Clásico. Silkier texture too but more internal intensity. A terrific core of fruit and excellent balance. Tannins are compact rather than chewy. Deeply layered.” Jancis Robinson 17 Points