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2006 Vega Sicilia - Unico

SPAIN / CASTILLA Y LEON /
abv 14.0%
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Regional Blend
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SKU: 60296-2006-750-1B
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me of the gorgeous 1991 or 1964. Drink forever. A wine that you want to spend time with.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Silky and dense, this red delivers focused flavors of currant, licorice, tobacco and mineral, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Not showy, but has depth. Lithe and energetic. Drink now through 2021. 7,800 cases made.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    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.

    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
    Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Issue: 238
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  • Vega Sicilia is Spain's most well known and prestigious estate. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who brought vine cuttings from Bordeaux of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot to plant alongside Tinto Fino. Vega Sicilia's 3 cuvees include the flagship "Unico," a multi-vintage blend called "Reserva Especial," and the more forward-style Valbuena.

    Depending on the vintage, Unico is made from a blend of 80% Tempranillo with the balance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Traditionally the wine is aged for ten years in barrel before its release. The Reserva Especial is a blend of top vintages, while the Valbuena is made from younger vines and bottled after five years. A Valbuena cuvee with three years of aging was produced until 1998, but has been discontinued.

    The Reserva Especial bottlings contain a unique blend of vintages:

    1979 bottling: 1962, 1964, 1968 vintages,1980 bottling: 1960, 1962, 1972 vintages,1990 bottling: 1968, 1970 vintages,1993 bottling: 1970, 1972 vintages,1996 bottling: 1973, 1981 vintages,1997 bottling: 1981, 1986, 1990 vintages,1998 bottling: 1981, 1990 vintages,2000 bottling: 1985, 1990, 1994 vintages,2004 bottling: 1985, 1990, 1991 vintages,2005 bottling: 1985, 1991, 1996 vintages

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 333 bottles owned
    • 53 collectors