HDH Wine

2012 Valbuena 5°, Bodegas Vega Sicilia

Ribera del Duero

$119.00 per Bottle


100 Bottles




"The depth and intensity to this wine is focused and rich with so much chocolate, coffee and hazelnut character. It is full bodied and very polished with juicy tannins. Light, angular edge. Better in 2019 but already beautiful." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 07/24/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2019

"Opaque ruby. Primary dark berry and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of vanilla, coconut, cured tobacco and cedary oak and accented by a suave floral topnote. Sappy, concentrated and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and candied licorice flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Unfolds slowly with air, picking up a spicy quality that carries through the very long, gently tannic finish, which echoes the cherry and coconut notes. Hands off this one for at least a few more years." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2033

"Tobacco and cedar notes frame dried cherry, plum, loamy earth and menthol flavors in this savory red. Below the polished texture, firm tannins and balsamic acidity lend structure. Old-school, but harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2024. 14,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 06/30/2017)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2017-2024

"Blackish crimson. Initial impression is very dark and savoury fruit. But there is also a very ripe note to the fruit. Super-dry, chalky, compact tannins. All about texture on the palate. Opens up to a more savoury/sweet note like roasted jacket-potato skins. But floral too." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/12/2016)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2020-2035

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