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 2008 75CL 10550 RP 97
Pingus Dominio de Pingus 1997 75CL 5180
Pingus Dominio de Pingus (stained) 2006 75CL 8200 RP98
Pingus Dominio de Pingus (stained) 2009 75CL 7320 RP 97
Toro Albala PX Convento Seleccion 1946 75CL 2230
Vega Sicilia Unico, 3x75cl 2005 3X75CL 7140 RP96
Vega Sicilia Alion, 6x75cl 2013 6X75CL 2820
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5, 6x75cl 2012 6X75CL 5280
Vega Sicilia Unico, 3X75CL 2000 3X75CL 9600 RP 93
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5, 3x75cl 2011 3X75CL 2640 RP 91
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5, 6x75cl 2013 6X75CL 5400
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5, 1x150cl 2013 1X150CL 2240
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 Late Release, 3x75cl 2007 3X75CL 3150
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 Late Release, 3x75cl 2008 3X75CL 3150
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 Late Release, 3x75cl 2009 3X75CL 3150
Vega Sicilia Macan Clasico, 1x150cl 2014 1X150CL 780
Vega Sicilia Pintia, 6x75cl 2013 6X75CL 2100
Vega Sicilia Alion, 6x75cl 2014 6X75CL 2820
Vega Sicilia Alion, 1x300cl 2014 1X300CL 2980
Vega Sicilia Alion, 1x600cl 2014 1X600CL 6190
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2009 75CL 1080 RP 94
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2008 75CL 1080 RP 94
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2007 75CL 1080 RP 92
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2011 75CL 980 RP96
Vega Sicilia Unico, 150cl 2007 150CL 5300
Vega Sicilia Alion 2013 75CL 480
Vega Sicilia Pintia, 300cl 2012 300CL 1600
Vega Sicilia Pintia, 600cl 2012 600CL 3580
Vega Sicilia Unico, 150cl 1970 150CL 29000 RP 97
Vega Sicilia Valbuena No.5 2013 75CL 1050
Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 150CL 6000
Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 600CL 56600
Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (NV 2018 release 05/06/07), 150cl NV 150CL 6900
Vega Sicilia Macan Clasico 2014 75CL 285
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2013 75CL 380
Vega Sicilia Alion 2014 75CL 520

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