Macan Rioja 2018 750ml - Bodegas Benjamin Vega Macan - Spain


Macan Rioja 2018 - Bodegas Benjamin Vega Macan 750ml - Spain 

In a nutshell:
A super smooth, rich and polished style of Rioja from two of the great names in wine.

The lowdown:
Mácan is a collaboration between the famous Vega Sicilia estate and Bordeaux's Benjamin de Rothschild which brings together the skills and talents from both to create an exemplary wine. These aren't traditional Riojas and aim to express the characteristics of one particular terroir rather than the region as a whole. The grapes are only from vineyards around the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja Alta and are matured in fine Burgundian oak barrels for 12 months. 2018 was a super vintage in Rioja and has made a wine with a lovely mixture of red and dark fruits with spicy flavours with silky tannins and a elegant freshness. A subtle, sophisticated and quite graceful version of Rioja that fits well among the Vega Sicilia style of wines.

When to drink:
With its style and poise this is has just come into its drinking window and will continue to mature and improve until the mid 2020s and beyond.

Alc: 14%

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