Composed exclusively of tempranillo grapes harvested from 40 year-old vines, Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Macán has been very limited in production since its first vintage in 2009. A great Spanish wine crafted in the French style, this Macán leverages the full potential of the Rioja terrain for an elegant, distinguished wine that is powerful and persistent.
Tasting the 2012 and 2014, I was also offered the 2013 Macán to see its evolution in bottle. Sorting and selecting was key in a challenging vintage like 2013, resulting in an elegant, subtle, harmonious and fresh Macán. 52,000 bottles, 2,062 magnums and some larger formats were filled in June 2015. [93 Points, Luis Gutierrez – February 2018, robertparker.com]