San Vicente 2015
Un Rioja de Pago, con complejidad, elegancia y carácter. Desde su primera añada en 1991, San Vicente abrió nuevos caminos en la denominación de origen calificada Rioja. Tal y como remarca Marcos Eguren, este vino es garantía de "intensidad frutal unida a la complejidad y a la longevidad". Excelentes puntuaciones en sus anteriores añadas y un sabor muy sabroso, envolvente y fluido lo avalan.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
This is very perfumed with fresh herbs, such as thyme, lavender and rosemary. Also blackberries. Full body. Velvety tannins. Shows beautiful fruit and structure. Clarity to this. Drink in 2021.
The 2015 San Vicente was produced with 18 hectares of Tempranillo Peludo, a particular strain of Tempranillo planted from a massal selection in 1985 in the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The destemmed grapes fermented in French oak vats, and the wine matured in new oak barrels (90% French, 10% American) for 20 months. This really reminds me of the initial vintages of this wine, 1991 and 1994, but with the wisdom of the older vines, it feels very integrated and compact, in line with the 2005. It's a serious and balanced wine that's harmonious and has incipient complexity, with aromatic herbs and spices and a mixture of red and black fruit. It's elegant and medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins, good grip and a remarkable finish. This has oak, but it feels quite integrated. It has the stuffing and balance to develop nicely in bottle. 2015 is behaving much better than expected. 50,000 bottles were filled in July 2017.
The single vineyard 2015 San Vicente comes from an older clone of Tempranillo and spent 20 months in 90% French and 10% American oak, all being new. This blockbuster sports a saturated purple color as well as a powerful bouquet of smoked blueberries, black cherries, scorched earth, and lead pencil. Beautiful on the palate as well, it's full-bodied, has a seamless, incredibly elegant texture, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It's a beautiful wine that will age for 2-3 decades.