Macán Clásico 2016
El hermano pequeño de Macán es el guiño de Vega Sicilia a los grandes vinos de Rioja. Esta añada 2016 es probablemente una de las mejores hasta la fecha gracias a su frescura, seriedad, profundidad y persistencia, y la primera elaborada íntegramente en las modernas instalaciones comunes en Samaniego de Tempos Vega Sicilia y la Compañía Vinicola Barón Edmond de Rothschild.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
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.
Clásico comes from slightly lower sites in the bodega's extensive array of parcels but is still a pretty impressive second wine from the Vega Sicilia team. Still young right now, it's a varietal Tempranillo that sees 50% new wood, but is starting to develop balsamic complexity with some sweet spices and a backbone of tannin. 2021-26
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.
Released one year earlier than the Macán, this is full of bright and pure red fruits. I tasted this first at the winery, then again at my house, and it's a brilliant wine for drinking now - already open and welcoming, with a touch of smoked cherry and cinnamon. Cool temperature fermentation to keep the focus on the fruits, with just 5% American oak ensuring the kiss of sweetness. This 2nd wine has been made since the first vintage, helping Macán to stand out from its peers in the region. Drinking Window 2020 - 2032