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Red

NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial

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5/22/2015 - MauriceE wrote: NR

We had the 1985 release.

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1992 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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4/22/2015 - CamWheeler wrote: 91 points

Dinner with Gavin at Bistrode: Truffle, cherry, some Brett influence for sure here but in the meaty spectrum rather than metal. Classic Sweet and sour fruit profile with excellent texture and length. Feels like drinking now is the perfect time.

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Red

2004 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/21/2015 - Harley1199 Likes this wine: NR

Historical Bodegas Bilbainas Tasting Event (plus dinner at La Piperna) (Bodega Santa Cecilia - Madrid): Another bottle needing a generous airation.
Closed at first, gunpowder and lead shots, after taking a long breath, starts to show its harmonic beauty, both in nose and palate.
Well-known old chap that in very good vintages needs more than the standard ten years to bloom up. Next bottle in ten years or so.

Otra botella que necesita airearse de forma generosa.
Muy cerrada al principio, a pólvora y perdigones de plomo, después de un buen respiro, comienza a mostrar su armoniosa belleza, tanto en nariz como en boca.
Una vieja conocida que en añadas muy buenas como está necesitan de más de los diez años estándar para florecer de verdad. La próxima botella en más o menos diez años.

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Red

2006 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/20/2015 - peterchoy wrote: 93 points

Appearance: Bright and clear, it has deep ruby color, with garnet rims and legs.
Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of black fruit such as ripe plum, dark cherries and blackberry, pungent spice of licorice, sweet spice of cloves, oak notes of cedar, vegetal notes of tobacco leaf, animal notes of leather, kernel notes of dark chocolate, maturity notes of game. The wine is developing.
Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has medium tannin of ripe and velvety texture, with high alcohol and medium body. It has medium (+) intensity flavors of black fruit such as blackberry, plum and dark cherries, oak notes of cedar, pungent spice of licorice, sweet spice of cloves. The wine has a medium (+) finish.
Conclusion: Very good quality Spanish red with intense, highly complex aromas on the nose, the wine is powerful and with a robust structure, with the palate smooth and giving lots of enjoyment, good concentration and finish. The alcohol is a bit high, but overall it is still in balance and a good wine for sure. Ready to drink now, it can further develop for another 5 to 7 years.

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Red

1960 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/19/2015 - RaphaelMalago wrote: 90 points

It's amazing to find wines this age and so young, vibrant, still in place. Medium garnet colour, medium + intensity nose with dried fruits, balsamic, tabacco and tea leaf. Medium palate still very balanced and in place.

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Red

1994 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/16/2015 - MPAN Likes this wine: 93 points

Dark red; the characteristic blueberries, smoked nose; well balanced and rounded, well made and nice but lacking that little "extra"" often found in Unico. Valbuena 04 also tasted was better at this occassion.

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Red

2004 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/16/2015 - MPAN Likes this wine: 96 points

Wine of the night scoring better than Unico 94 and Pintia 04 also tasted; dark red; very floral nose, lots of fruit!; soft, sweet, nice, feminine, extremely fruity and deep with layers; very very nice

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Red

1987 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/17/2015 - andtheodor wrote: 92 points

Meaty, savory, musky nose that smells vividly of rosemary, grilled lamb, american oak, & sex. Very rich and sweet palate, almost to the point of being distracting.

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Red

2005 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/17/2015 - bugdoced Likes this wine: 95 points

WOTN
in a terrific spot but years of life left
well integrated fruit in balance with spanish terror
taste the heart of this one

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Red

2009 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/16/2015 - farinas wrote: 92 points

Reticent bouquet of dark fruits, cigar spices and some oxide. Palate has the same components with a high dose of new oak which is normally the case with this region. It's a well made wine but appears rather young and IMO just as good as any Alion but at almost double the price, 92-93

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Red

1970 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/15/2015 - Aglenardi Likes this wine: 95 points

The best Unico ever!! Bery serious effort from Vega Sicilia. Drink side by side with '81. Very complex nose of fruits and berries, integrated soft tannin and long finish

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Red

2003 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/13/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 95 points

A private dinner (Restaurant Elkano *, Getaria, Spain): Very expressive and impressive nose, open for business, rich, deep and complex, oak and fruit, roasted tomato, hint of balsamic, spice box, warm but nothing overripe or raisiny; velvety texture, rich and powerful but not tarry, beautifully balanced and fresh, savoury, ripe but firm, finely-grained tannins sheathed in flesh, stylish, hint of vanilla; excellent length. A resounding success in a very challenging vintage. A stunning drink right now and the perfect foil for Elkano's famous whole grilled turbot. It should live happily for another two decades at least.

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Red

1998 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/7/2015 - d'Artagnan wrote: 93 points

Dreamer no 2: Un nez moderne, coconut, un coté wild (un peu de volatile?)
Difficile de passer après les Bourgogne parfumés mais il s'en tire grâce à sa très belle texture, c'est frais et équilibré, savoureux, long et digeste. Un vin sauvage civilisé. Il perd quelques points pour le nez trop moderne à mon goût. 93 pts

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Red

NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/11/2015 - sharonandroland Likes this wine: 94 points

Likely from the 50ies. Still alive and wonderful. Some american oak shining through. Very delicate texture, lovely floral and spice aromas.

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Red

2002 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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5/11/2015 - Jeremy Holmes wrote: NR

Expressive aromatics of salty plum, earth and vanilla. Quite glossy in the mouth with a polished feel. Sweet red berry fruit is trimmed with spice and earth. It has good volume and round tannins. A crowd pleaser.

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Red

NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1990, 1991, 1996 (2008 Release)

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5/10/2015 - sphBacchus Likes this wine: 97 points

stunning . easily the wotn .

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Red

1970 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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5/7/2015 - jhngo Likes this wine: 93 points

Need time to open and integrate. Very pretty wine.

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Red

1977 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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4/25/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

Quite mature but still very much alive and complex bouquet with barnyard, chocolate, coffee, cedar, smoke, vanilla, butterscotch and minerals. Same on the palate. I can add currants, meaty flavors, a touch of sweetness, beautiful acidity, totally integrated tannin and an enormous length. Truly great and beautiful wine which, if you have a properly stored bottle, can still last several years. Imho 95 is a proper score for this wine.

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Red

2009 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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4/27/2015 - dbkitc wrote: 89 points

(at Hisop - Barcelona) Drunk after the '04 uniqo. Unfortunately, it did not stand up well to its big brother. There was a nice earthy complexity to the nose. However, there was a sharpness to the wine that made it seem disjointed. Maybe an awkward stage...maybe not a perfect bottle. Nice wine but...(89+?)

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Red

2004 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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4/27/2015 - dbkitc wrote: 97 points

(at Hisop - Barcelona) First experience with this wine and I am completely impressed. Medium body and color. Soaring aromatics that are beautiful, refined, warm and complex. Palate is youthful yet regal. Will be brilliant with more age. A stunner. (97+)

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Red

2004 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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4/22/2015 - Elvis1969 Likes this wine: 91 points

A very nice structured wine that reminds me a lot of a Bordeaux. Showing power, complexity and youth at the same time. Could probably be kept in the cellar for a long time but very pleasant to drink right now.

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Red

2001 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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4/12/2015 - portman63 Likes this wine: 93 points

Opened at a tempranillo tasting of Rioja, Ribera del Duero, & Toro. It came across as closer to Bordeaux in style (since this was a non-Unico year - w/ some Cab & Merlot). Very polished showing black currant fruit with some leather and spices with fine tannins. Little evidence of oak influence at this point. This is great now or will continue to be for 5-10 years.

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Red

2008 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

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4/22/2015 - Stevey wrote: 92 points

Tasted at PFV tasting event. Initial palate is high prominent tannins with muted flavors, medium length. This wine appears closed but has potential to be better. Keep this deep in your cellar, 5+ years.

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Red

1973 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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4/20/2015 - Robert Pavlovich wrote: 95 points

Integrated mint/menthol, mushroom, dirt, sweet soil, and some tart red fruit peaking through on the nose. Trust me, this smelled amazing.
Very refreshing, killer entry and steely fresh the rest of the way. With air, the palate becomes richer, with more length and a fuller finish. Would be about a perfect wine if scoring the nose through mid palate. It doesn't have a lot to offer on the back end, but a legendary wine nonetheless. One to pop and pour, but still tough enough to evolve positively over a couple hours.

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Red

1994 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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4/17/2015 - tcarter Likes this wine: 97 points

Peter Bothe's 40th Birthday (Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak in Glendale): Incredible wine. Incredible.

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