Spain

Spain is an ancient wine-producing country and in the third place of production among the world. After years on the sidelines of the world of fine wine, it is now a major player. Investment and ambition in vineyard and winery are resulting in more and more high quality wines. One special thing in Spain is they focus on oak ageing. The terms on label reflect the minimum ageing in barrel: Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva. Theoretically, Reservas and Gran Reservas are better wines because they have been chosen for extended aging. However, each region has different ageing requirement and some Bodegas choose not to follow the rules.

Spain also has its own handsome array of indigenous grape varieties. Tempranillo produces some of the country’s most admired red wines and is planted widely under several aliases. Spain’s most planted grape variety was exported to France where it is known as Grenache. The most famous region in Spain is Rioja, which is one of the only two DOC while another one is Priorat. Meanwhile, other regions are building international status like Riberal del Duero because of the effort of the most famous Spanish Bodega Vega Sicilia.

Winery Description Vintage Format Bot. Price by Case Rating
Pingus Dominio de Pingus 2001 6X75CL 7000 RP 95
Vega Sicilia Alion 2013 150CL 970
Vega Sicilia Alion 2013 6X75CL 470
Vega Sicilia Alion 2014 75CL 480
Vega Sicilia Macan 2013 150CL 850
Vega Sicilia Macan 2013 6X75CL 380
Vega Sicilia Macan Classico 2013 6X75CL 280
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 150CL 800
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 300CL 1600
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 600CL 3580
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2013 75CL 350
Vega Sicilia Unico 1970 150CL 29000 RP 97
Vega Sicilia Unico 1981 3X75CL 4170 RP 96
Vega Sicilia Unico 1989 75CL 3980 RP 98
Vega Sicilia Unico 1989 150CL 9990 RP 93
Vega Sicilia Unico 1994 75CL 3980 RP 98
Vega Sicilia Unico 1995 75CL 4050 RP 95
Vega Sicilia Unico 1999 12X75CL 2800 RP 92
Vega Sicilia Unico 2000 3X75CL 3200 RP 93
Vega Sicilia Unico 2004 75CL 2680 RP 97
Vega Sicilia Unico 2005 3X75CL 2050 RP 96
Vega Sicilia Unico 2005 6X75CL 2050
Vega Sicilia Unico 2006 75CL 2480 RP 98
Vega Sicilia Unico 2006 6X75CL 2230 RP 98
Vega Sicilia Unico 2007 150CL 5300
Vega Sicilia Unico 2007 300CL 20550
Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 150CL 6000
Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 600CL 56600
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2000 release) 81|90|94 NV 75CL 3350
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2001 release) 85|90|94 NV 75CL 3350 RP 93
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2017 release) 03|04|06 NV 75CL 2600
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2018 release) NV 75CL 2850
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2018 release) NV 150CL 6900
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 1992 75CL 1080
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2007 75CL 1080 RP 92
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2013 75CL 900
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.6 2011 3X75CL 880 RP 91
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.7 2008 6X75CL 880 RP 91
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.8 2012 6X75CL 880

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