Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macán Rioja Tempranillo

9.141 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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8.6

A big story with big names behind this wine. Macan is the result of a new partnership between Vega Sicilia and Benjamin de Rothschild born out of a meeting between Pablo Alvarez and Benjamin de Rothschild in 2003. The winery is being built in Rioja, the first move if Vega into the region and the winery is designed to be a monument ;-) The result is un unapproachable wine based on Tempranillo, that needs still a few year to age. My score 86 (better with time?), drink from 2019-2027

A big story with big names behind this wine. Macan is the result of a new partnership between Vega Sicilia and Benjamin de Rothschild born out of a meeting between Pablo Alvarez and Benjamin de Rothschild in 2003. The winery is being built in Rioja, the first move if Vega into the region and the winery is designed to be a monument ;-) The result is un unapproachable wine based on Tempranillo, that needs still a few year to age. My score 86 (better with time?), drink from 2019-2027

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Dana Bonelli

Turns out French oak and Rioja are friends. Pretty!

Turns out French oak and Rioja are friends. Pretty!

Jul 8th, 2015
Nick Apone

2010 Vintage. Great nose! Black cherry, anise, slate, cassis, lilac, menthol, & cedar with sweet black fruit. The palate is supple and rich. Soft like merlot, but rich and spicy. Plum, boysenberry, cassis, & licorice. This wine finishes soft and sensual, but full.

2010 Vintage. Great nose! Black cherry, anise, slate, cassis, lilac, menthol, & cedar with sweet black fruit. The palate is supple and rich. Soft like merlot, but rich and spicy. Plum, boysenberry, cassis, & licorice. This wine finishes soft and sensual, but full.

Mar 20th, 2015
Bernard Chan

It could be some error while bottling, but very nice wine even just baby.

It could be some error while bottling, but very nice wine even just baby.

Jun 5th, 2014
Melody Kao

Need to age or wake some minutes, Sherry red notes, tender

Need to age or wake some minutes, Sherry red notes, tender

Nov 7th, 2016
Terence Hsu

Dark ruby color, cherries, oak, a bit of spice, velvety tannin, med body, over ripe. Not much structure for a Rioja. Great with food.

Dark ruby color, cherries, oak, a bit of spice, velvety tannin, med body, over ripe. Not much structure for a Rioja. Great with food.

Jan 27th, 2016
Brittany Lowe

Beautiful wine.

Beautiful wine.

Nov 15th, 2015
Paulo Cardoso

still feeling some oak on the palate but a class act, smooth as silk, full body and this chocolate after taste that goes wonderfully with the tempranillo profile. having the 2010 and fully enjoying it !

still feeling some oak on the palate but a class act, smooth as silk, full body and this chocolate after taste that goes wonderfully with the tempranillo profile. having the 2010 and fully enjoying it !

Dec 25th, 2014
Moreno Luis

Fantástico, vinazo.

Fantástico, vinazo.

Dec 12th, 2014
Jason Monahan

Corked. Joder.....

Corked. Joder.....

Nov 21st, 2014