2011 Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Macan, Rioja (750ml)

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2011 Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Macan
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Review Score: 93WA
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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The 2011 Macan feels young, a little backward and still marked by the barrel-aging. It presents a nose that is somewhat closed, but with good depth, mixing black berry fruit with vanilla and other aromatic spices. There is good weight of fruit in the palate framed by abundant tannins and balancing acidity through a finish that is very long. It's a modern, well-made Rioja that should improve in bottle. I'd wait one or two years before pulling the cork, and for sure it will evolve for a good decade. 55,500 bottles.

93 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 218 - Apr 2015)