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The 2016 Valbuena was produced with a blend of 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 6% Merlot from 140 hectares dedicated to this wine. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the first year it matured in barrels (75% French, 25% American) and the second year in large oak vats. This is again a floral and elegant vintage of Valbuena, very much in line with what has happened in the best vintages since 2010. 2016 is going to be a wine that the public is going to like; it has an extroverted personality and is perfumed and generous, juicy and tasty and nicely textured, with fine-grained tannins and very focused and clean flavors. 2016 was a year of very good freshness in Ribera del Duero, a year they like even better than 2018. 182,882 bottles, 6,030 magnums and a few larger formats were produced. It was bottled in June 2019.


Vega Sicilia is also increasing their capacity to age wines in 40,000-liter oak vats to decrease the impact of the oak in the wines. Their 210 hectares of vineyards produce more than enough grapes to produce between 250,000 and 300,000 bottles.

- Luis Gutiérrez 96 Points

95% Tinto Fino, 5% Merlot.
This vintage is a little more elegant compared with 2015. It is a subtler wine, much more forest floor, nails and cedar wood. A more structured vintage, but equally delicious. It is a very balanced wine, more serene than the previous year. A bucolic vintage, with a clear impact of provençal herbs at the back palate. A round and elegant vintage for more immediate consumption than 2015. (FC)

- Ferran Centelles 18 Points

We offer clients to store their wines in London City Bond Tilbury. The wines are stored in Private Reserves under your own account name and can only be moved with the written consent of the account holder. The wines are fully insured at full replacement value.

The benefits:

  • Own account name and account number.
  • Stock list available showing rotation numbers of stock and cost value.
  • Market valuations provided.
  • Stored in perfect conditions for wine.

Storage charges:

  • 12 bottle case (9 litres) is only £15.00 per year
  • 6 bottle case (4.5 litres) is only £7.50 per year
  • Bottles charged at 6 bottle rate of £7.50 per year

Standard UK Delivery from and by London City Bond (2 to 3 days) - Usually £15 (may vary dependent on postcode)

In Bond transfers can be done to all Custom & Excise Bonded Warehouses in the UK.

Transfer costs are in the region of £15.

Wines can be collected from London City Bond Tilbury, please give us 48 hours notice.

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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2016, 3 x 75cl, In Bond

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