Vega Sicilia was founded in 1964 by Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, a Spanish winemaker who was trained in the Bordeaux wine region of France. When he returned to his homeland of Castile, Don Eloy Lecanda brought with him several Bordeaux grape varieties. In the 20th century, Vega Sicilia earned a reputation as being one of the most notable wines in Spain. In fact Vega Sicilia’s wines are recognised worldwide as some of the finest and most valued red wines on the world wine market.
The wine might be a tad lighter than other vintages, but it’s more structured than 2008; it combines elegance and power, is nicely balanced and should be able to develop in bottle for many years. [95 Points, Luis Gutierrez – October 2015, robertparker.com]