The 2016 Macán Clásico is their second wine in the Bordeaux sense. In 2016, they fermented the wine in stainless steel and reduced the number of new barrels to 50%, while 5% of the barrels were produced with American oak at the Vega Sicilia cooperage. The new winery was 100% ready and now has much better facilities. The élevage lasted 12 months, and this has contained ripeness and integrated oak. The year had freshness and balance and helped to produce lighter and more expressive wines, like this one. This has to be one of the finest vintages for this cuvée. 97,654 bottles, 1,060 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in August 2018.
93+ points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 251 - Oct 2020)
A very perfumed red with ultra fine and chewy tannins that coat the mouth and draw you down the linear line of this wine. Purple fruit, stones and blue fruit. Medium to full body. Better in 2021, but already beautiful. Drink now or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Jul 2019)
This powerful red features a thick texture and muscular tannins. The flavors lean toward the austere side, with espresso, loamy earth, tar and graphite notes. The tannins and currant-infused core give way to a spicy, floral finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. 8,140 cases made, 748 cases imported.
92 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Oct 2020)