Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Ribero Del Duero Spain
Reserva Especial is unquestionably a unique wine, one of the great Spanish classics. Its personality is derived from the quality of fruit, extravagant ageing and uncompromising care for detail. From a universal perspective, the peculiarity of character defines Reserva Especial as a very Spanish wine, it receives respect at the very mention of its name. All the efforts of Vega Sicilia command reverence, wines of the greatest elegance, long lived wonders which are renowned for maintaining their youthful fruit character as they evolve complexity for decades.
At Vega Sicilia, the oak cask is an essential part of the vinification, forging a true consortium with the wine. In the same way that the grape is an achievement of the vineyard itself, it is essential for Vega Sicilia that most of the casks are coopered at the winery. A cepage of varying proportions, Tempranillo and Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, the separate vintages of Vega Sicilia are treated to an extended maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, French and American oak casks and larger format vats for many years before assemblage.
Scarlet colour with dark core. Complex nose of bright, vibrant fruit fragrances, cassis, cherry and spice over a background of tobacco, mineral and aromatic oak. A sweet and savoury palate of youthful, dark berry flavours supported by velvet tannins and liqueured, piquant acids before a seemingly endless finish.