Vega Sicilia Macan Clasico 2018
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
Macán Clásico is made from 100% Tempranillo sourced from 31-year-old vines. The grapes come from plots with alkaline soils. It has an elegant profile with both depth and structure. This wine is suitable for drinking now, but it can be aged for up to 10 - 15 years.
Wine Advocate: 94 Points "Their second wine in the Bordeaux sense is the 2018 Macán Clásico, 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 the 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 2016."
This dark-garnet-colored wine has a nose of black currant, raspberry and milk chocolate. Deep fruit flavors of cassis and dark plums fill the mouth, joined by notes of cocoa powder, tobacco leaf and espresso bean. Fleecy tannins dissipate into a lingering, fruit-filled finish. Drink now through 2037.
A balanced red, medium-bodied and lightly juicy, with supple tannins buoying ripe black raspberry and red licorice notes and savory accents of tobacco and tar. Chewy. Drink now through 2025. 12,818 cases made, 1,417 cases imported.