Macan Classico 2010 Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia
|Brand||Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia|
The second vintage of the second wine is the strictest in the Bordeaux sense. The 2010 Mac?n Cl?sico has benefited from one extra year in bottle compared side by side with the 2011, the fruit is receding and more complex aromas of bottle age are emerging, subtly balsamic with notes of forest floor, spices, more red fruit than black fruit, balanced and subtle, quite harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied and serious with some grainy tannins, good acidity. It is both subtle and immediate, accessible, yet ripe without excess. It ends with a slight, but pleasant bitterness. 33,8000 bottles and some larger formats were produced, less than for the Grand Vin.
Winespectator / James Suckling (90)
This firm red shows a savory character, with tobacco, licorice and dried herb notes. A core of cherry fruit keeps this balanced, showing a structure of firm tannins and balsamic acidity.