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Vega Sicilia - Unico 2011

Spain
Red Wine from Ribera del Duero · Spain
Price: £350.00
Case Rate: £350.00
Ex Tax: £233.33
Country:
Wine Region: Ribera del Duero
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Wine Maker: Javier Ausas
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: 95% Tinto Fino, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: 2025-2055
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Rating 96 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Ribera del Duero
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Wine Maker: Javier Ausas
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: 95% Tinto Fino, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: 2025-2055

Wine tasting notes

The youthful, red brick colour of the 2011 Único immediately suggests that this is still a mere infant, even with ten years of age. Aromas of strawberries, autumnal leaves and fresh saddle leather mingle with darker notes of bramble fruit and a hint of blackcurrants, sweet spice and dried camomile flowers. The palate is lean and tight; there is generosity evident with more maturing notes of sweeter strawberries, leather and cured meat in the background but these will need to be allowed time really to shine through. The tannins are incredibly fine, pin-prick and almost imperceptible at first, however the lightest of grips on the palate increases with tasting and the tannins are very clearly present on the finish. To me, this is a very subtle but incredibly beautiful Único which is about lightness of touch and a perfect representation of its terroir over anything else. It feels almost like the light itself, with pure energy and such delicate characteristics they almost evade ones grasp at this stage. However, it is that wonderful, understated yet intense, deep core of flavour on the literally endless finish that makes it truly spectacular.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011) - 96 pts
JancisRobinson.com (2011) - 18.5 pts
James Suckling (2011) - 98 pts

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