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Vega Sicilia : Unico 2006

$520 1 Bottle (750ML) |
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    A Beautifully Aged Historic Wine

    Founded in the 1860s Vega Sicilia skyrocketed to fame with their top cuvee Unico that is still largely in demand to this day! Located in the Ribera del Duero, the original founder returned from France with cuttings of Bordeaux varieties that he planted alongside the indigenous variety known as “Tinto del Pais” or “Country Red.” Today we know this grape as the famous Tempranillo. In 1982, the Alvarez family purchased Vega Sicilia and continued the legacy of creating beautiful wines.

    The 2006 vintage was released after the sale of the 2007 and 2008 because the winery thought it needed more time to age in the bottle. A blend of 94% Tempranillo and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon the wine has a beautiful bouquet with dark fruit and a balanced note of herbs. The wine ages for 10 years in both new and old barriques, creating a silky full bodied red. On the palate there is a balance of red fruit along with flavors of licorice, tobacco and minerality. It has smooth and structured tannins with a fresh acidity kick to it.

    Parker : 98 / 100
    J. Suckling : 100 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    I tasted the 2006 Único again, and it's clearly the best Único produced in the last few years, to which I don't find much logic, as on paper 2004 and 2005 were better years in Ribera del Duero. However it is, the 2006 is a fantastic modern Vega Sicilia in the making, powerful and clean, still very young and marked by the élevage with a whiff of American oak and a creamy texture in the palate. It should age very well for a very long time. I'd wait to pull the cork, even if it's drinkable and quite showy already. This is the current vintage in 2018, even if the 2007 and 2008 were released before it and even before the 2005. In 2019 they will release the 2009. 93,993 bottles, 2,552 magnums, 165 double magnums and six imperials were produced.
    Castilla and LeonRibera del Duero
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Suckling
    100

    Wine Spectator
    94

    Country
    Spain

    Wine certification
    DO

    Region
    Castilla and Leon

    Appellation
    Ribera del Duero

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Vega Sicilia

    Parker
    98

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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