Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild - Vega Sicilia 'Macan' Clasico, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2018

Sale price $ 60.85 Regular price $ 61.00

Their second wine in the Bordeaux sense is the 2018 Macan Clasico, which in the cooler and late year (they picked between October 2nd and 14th) fermented in stainless steel and matured in 50% new French oak barrels, 10% American oak barrel and 40% used ones for 12 months. The wine has moderate ripeness and alcohol (14%) in a fresher, subtler, and more elegant year with good freshness (a pH of 3.75) and balance. It's young and creamy, a baby that will improve as it burns down that fat. Separating the press wine by quality and aging it separately seems to have increased the precision. It has to be one of the finest vintages for this wine; it is round and nicely textured. It could be an improved version of the 2016. 

94 Pts Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker


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