Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia / 2014 Macon Rioja.

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Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia / 2014 Macon Rioja

Country/Region: Spain/Rioja.

ABV: 14.5%.

Macán is the flagship of the winery. It is finesse, subtlety and elegance. It is made from a careful selection of the grapes from the best plots. It ferments in French oak vats for 10-15 days, its aging in new barrels lasts between 16 and 18 months, and it rests in the bottle for at least two years before going on the market.

I tasted the 2014 Macán once again, as they are holding the top wine to give it one more year in bottle before being released. It fermented in oak vats with inoculated yeasts and aged in new barrique for 16 to 18 months. They want to give this cuvée no less than three years in bottle. This 2014 was bottled in May 2016, not quite three years ago yet, but it can provide a good idea of the development the wine is going to have when it's released. It's evolving at a very slow pace; it's a tight red with plenty of tannins, and the time in bottle seems to be doing it good. There is concentration and power, as well as typicity from the variety and the zone, with that austerity from this part of Rioja. It's a serious, modern and nicely crafted Tempranillo with a touch of sweet spices and smoke. It should continue evolving nicely in bottle. This will be released in January 2019. 66,166 bottles, 2,041 magnums, 86 double magnums and 25 imperials were produced in 2014 - Luis Gutiérrez.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.