2016 Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia Macan Classico
Tempranillo - 750ML
2016 Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia Macan Classico
  • JS 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • DC 90

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, June 2019
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...   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.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
93+ 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...   93+ 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. - LG  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2020
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...   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. — TM  
DC 90
Decanter, November 2019
The Clásico, little brother to Macán, has plenty of aromatic appeal with redcurrant fruit, and a suggestion of stony soils. The palate is mid-weight, showing red fruit character, with textured tannins. A fresh, young...   The Clásico, little brother to Macán, has plenty of aromatic appeal with redcurrant fruit, and a suggestion of stony soils. The palate is mid-weight, showing red fruit character, with textured tannins. A fresh, young Rioja. (Drink between 2020-2026)  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork