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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2002 CONFIRM 2002 VINTAGE

Tempranillo Merlot Malbec Ribera Del Duero Spain
Vega Sicila Valbuena was inaugurally vintaged in 1915, crafted in the style of the Rioja wines of the day, treated to an extended ageing in oaken vats and bottled to order. The first editions were distributed amongst the upper classes and bourgeoisie, but not for commercial purposes. Originally planned as a gift to friends of Vega Sicilia, Valbuena has since become an icon wine and national treasure.
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$299.99
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$3599.00
The Ribera del Duero area enjoys a continental climate with an Atlantic influence. There are 250 hectares of vineyard at Vega Sicilia and yields are strictly limited. All vines are dry grown and hand pruned, giving less than two kilos each. Oak is a critical part of the vinification, forging a true consortium with the wine. It is essential that most of the casks are coopered at the winery itself. Valbuena is a cepage of varying proportions, according to vintage, Tempranillo and Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Vega Sicilia Valbuena is treated to maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, French and American oak casks and larger format oak vats for up to three years, followed by two in the bottle before release.
Dark, garnet colour. Opulent nose with a range of wild red fruit essences, raspberries and morello, supported by the presence of vanilla barrel age notes. Rich palate with profound grape tannin structure, wild fruits and savoury notes over a persistence of licorice, blueberries and cassis.
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