Vega Sicilia Unico 1999

Vega Sicilia Unico 1999
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Spain » Ribera del Duero
Producer: Vega Sicilia
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Vega Sicilia

Color: Cherry with ruby ring. Nose: As the 1998, Unico based on the complexity of aromas, fine wood tones, compote and balsam aromas as menthol and rosemary. Mouth: Entrance is subtle and discreet, following with a wide and opulent palate but not aggressive. Tones of tobacco, menthol and fine woods make this Unico a wine based on the aromatic complexity and persistency.

International Wine Cellar

($450) Ruby-red. Shockingly deep in color for a ten-year-old wine. Explosive aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry, blood orange, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pure, vibrant and sweet, offering intense cherry and red berry flavors, with tangy mineral spine and an exotic smokiness. Extremely deep but energetic, with a powerful echo of minerals and singed orange on the endless finish. This is remarkably youthful but highly alluring already.

Score: 96. —Josh Raynolds, September 2009.

Wine Advocate

The 1999 Unico delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoke, pencil lead, violets, leather, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Already complex on the palate thanks to its lengthy upbringing, this opulent wine has layers of black fruit flavor, impeccable balance, and another twenty years of life ahead. It is being re-released this year because there is no 2001.

Score: 95. —Jay Miller, June 2010.

Wine Spectator

Elegant and expressive, this supple, traditional red shows cherry, floral, vanilla and mineral notes that are both harmonious and intense. Not a blockbuster, but remains fresh and alluring through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2014. 8,500 cases made.

Score: 94. —Thomas Matthews, November 30, 2009.

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