2018 Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery Benjamin De Rothschild & Vega Sicilia
Vintage 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2034
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The Rioja by Benjamin de Rothschild y Vega Sicilia Macan. The color is ruby red with a very fruity nose, but the great thing is that everything is there but nothing stands out!! In the mouth the Macan is solid and tight without becoming really heavy. It really has velvet tannins.

94+/100 Parker
95/100 Suckling

Pablo Álvarez from Vega Sicilia decided to participate in a new project in Rioja. As early as the year 2000, they started (secretly) purchasing very old vineyards in Sonsierra, part of the Rioja Alavesa. The Swiss banker Benjamin de Rothschild was found as a partner. Not the Rothschild of Lafite or Mouton, but of LCF Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, owner of Château Clarke and Château Malmaison in Listrac and Moulis respectively, partner in the South African Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons and also owns vineyards in Argentina.

Álvarez and de Rothschild invested approximately 26 million euros in, among other things, the purchase and establishment of 110 hectares of vineyards and the construction of a new production facility in Samaniego. A large part (65ha) of the vineyards is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, where the people are known as Maçanes. So it is no coincidence that the new company bears the name Macán.

Macán markets two wines, the Macán and the Macán Clásico, both a full-blooded Rioja of 100% Tempranillo. The Clásico is the basic wine, the Mácan the prestige cuvée, avoiding the term Reserva.

Macan is made from 100% tempranillo from an approximately 30-year-old vineyard. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak (70% new and 30% used). After this upbringing it was bottle matured for another 3 years. This macan is the top model where a conscious decision is made to avoid the often misused term Reserva. The color is ruby red with a very fruity nose, but the great thing is that everything is there but nothing stands out!! In the mouth the Macan is solid and tight without becoming really heavy. It really has velvet tannins, very balanced and very elegant. A top Rioja, but this also comes from Vega Sicilia and Rothschild.

FACT: In the 'Attachments' tab you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send this to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose 'Collect' on the checkout page. We are located in Dordrecht almost next to the A16 with plenty of parking. Click here for our address

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery Benjamin De Rothschild & Vega Sicilia
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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