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2003 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/4/2015 - Andrew67 Likes this wine: 93 points

Black cherry and dark fruits. Wonderfully concentrated and powerful without being over the top. Great length, the tannins are softened and the acidity is starting to mellow. Some early signs of ageing. For my mind drinking perfectly now. May have some life left, but I doubt it will get better from here.

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1991 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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6/14/2015 - petitblanc Likes this wine: 96 points

Opened 10 hours before dinner, no decant. Beautiful and inviting ruby-garnet color, medium depth, clear at the rim. Just a bit shy on the nose, but showing violets, eucalpytus, oak, dark plum, toffee, and a touch of alcohol but nothing obtrusive. Lightish and exceptionally elegant on the palate, dark fruit, eucalypus, ripe tobacco, firmish tannins and good acidity. So smooth, almost feminine, and in such perfect balance, structured to last many years but superb now. Very Unico in style, though showing just a bit less depth and fruit than expected.

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1964 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/23/2015 - taiwanreef Likes this wine: 98 points

Ein Vorgeburtstag zu meinem 50. Geburtstag, 50 Jahre alt, perfekt in Kondition,klare Farbe etwas bräunlich, fruchtige Nase, Schokolade im Mund, sehr komplex, perfekte Flasche, von einem Top Burgunder oder Top Barolo nicht zu unterscheiden, einer meiner besten Weine, die ich bisher getrunken habe, wow

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2002 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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6/20/2015 - llapuerta Likes this wine: 96 points

Great nose, nice dark color and smooth oaky finish

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Red

1990 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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6/14/2015 - Serge Birbrair Likes this wine: NR

wine of the night for me, every pour was different from the others. As perfect as perfect ever gets.

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Red

1999 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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6/13/2015 - Peter John Likes this wine: 98 points

One of the best wines I've ever experienced, truly a memorable drinking experience that lived up to its reputation and price tag.
Shared with my wife and 4 friends ... all of us were blown away.
Beautiful layers of fruit and spice, nice balance of acidity and tannin ....massively long finish. Simply sensational.
So pleased we still have 4 other vintages to look forward to enjoying.

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Red

1964 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/9/2015 - Blauweiss Likes this wine: 95 points

Colour is almost brown, and clearly unfiltered.
The nose is very mature, with loads of ripe red and dark berries, raisin, tea, rosehip, earth.
Taste is medium bodied, with incredible length, still fruity, complex and so well integrated. Simply gorgeous!

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Red

2002 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/8/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Javier Ausas (Berry Bros & Rudd, London): Just about showing some evolution but this is really too young and its not to be approached at this stage. Cholcholate and caramel notes, lots of dark fruit, full and big but not overpowering. nice acidity but much like the much younger 2007 (Papies - NR) this is too young to rate. Nice to have come across it but really one needs to be opening early 90s of these wines, not younger. Will not rate at this stage.

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Red

2007 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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6/8/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Javier Ausas (Berry Bros & Rudd, London): Very, Very young. From the very difficult year that was 2007 this is still a baby. Approachable but not evolved at all. Quite a bit of sweet oak, dark fruits, caramel, chocholate. good acidity but this is just a glimpse of what this wine can deliver even at a bad year. Needs a minimum 15 years in bottle. We will not rate at this stage.

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Red

2004 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/8/2015 - Papies wrote: 91 points

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Javier Ausas (Berry Bros & Rudd, London): At year 10 this is now in its drinking window. Very nice nose, expressive, evolved (especially vs the infant 2010, Papies - NR). Still on the young side on the palate, green pepper, quite firmand with good acidity. A very good wine and don't you dar ecall it a second wine.. :) 90-91

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Red

2010 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5°

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/8/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Javier Ausas (Berry Bros & Rudd, London): Very young. At this stage a mixture of sweet oak and dark, heavy fruit. A lot of tannin, light charamel, mocca. Very ripe. Judgung by the 2004 that we had after this (Papies 90) this needs quite a bit of time in bottle and according to Javier Ausas Valbuena needs 10yrs in bottle. Will not rate at this stage.

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Red

1960 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 91 points

Fine enough nose with earth, tobacco, savory herb and faint fruit. Finish was somewhat astringent and I found the overall palate thin. I was in the minority in not particularly liking this tonight. No decant

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Red

1965 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 92 points

Soft red fruit, herbal notes, dry earth. Flavors are somewhat flat. Lacked sufficient balance amongst its constituent parts to warrant a higher score. Suffered from the food pairing given where this wine is in its development. Served with no decant.

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1966 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles wrote: 88 points

Pity, bad bottle or fading wine? Disappointing showing, and the wine was in the second stages of decline. Some dry earth and faint fruit and while not bad in any sense, certainly uninspiring.

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1962 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 95 points

Youthful in both appearance and initial vigor. Attractive black raspberry, dark earth, and cherry wood smoke. I liked this less than some of my co-conspirators. Faded somewhat in the glass after one hour. Served without a decant. 95+

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1968 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 96 points

Blackberry and plum on the nose, with hints of sweet spice and black pepper. Smooth on the palate. Fell short of the '70 on this evening. May require another decade of further evolution. Served without a decant, consumed over 1.5 hours. 96+

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Red

1970 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 98 points

A spectacular bottle. Rich sweet fruit with a fragrant and perfumed nose. Wet rocks in the background. Super smooth on the palate with mature but still focused fruit (black raspberry predominant) and a range of background flavors including earth, thyme and cedar. Served without a decant but allowed to open up over 1.5 hours. May be nearing a peak but still has a lot of time left

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1972 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 96 points

A solid and mature Unico that was a positive surprise given my previous experiences with the vintage. Ready to drink now. Red and black cherry, cocoa, and light earth elements. Faint wood and toasty notes still present. Decanted one hour.

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Red

1975 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 91 points

Reasonable nose with strong pepper on the nose and red fruit notes. A surprisingly weak palate with an astringent finish. I liked this less than others primarily due to the harshness of the finish. Given the higher opinion of some others, deserving of additional chances to account for the potential of bottle condition or food pairing skewing this evening's performance.

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1979 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 94 points

Tar, dark earth, light black and white pepper. On the palate red and black cherry and raspberry balanced by meaningful but not overwhelming acidity. Decanted one hour.

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Red

1983 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 96 points

Black fruits and berries with a background smokiness. Coal, tar, earth, white and black pepper. Decanted for 1.5 hours. I was in the minority in liking this wine so much, and thinking that on this evening at least it slightly outcompeted the '86. May not have the longevity of the '86 but still has a lot of time ahead of it.

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Red

1986 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 96 points

Although slightly outclassed by the '83 in the same flight in my opinion, this was a very good showing by the '86. Red plum complemented by various dirty flavors of the coal dust and dark earth variety. Wonderful balance of fruit, tannin and acid. All point to further development, this wine will clearly improve further with time.

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Red

1987 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/14/2014 - tinybubbles wrote: 89 points

Suffered in comparison to other wines but also feel short in an absolute sense. Few distinctive flavors of note and a short finish. Does not have the elements required for further positive development. Will pass on this in the future.

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Red

1994 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 93 points

Quite a young wine with a lingering astringency on the back of the palate which may take quite some time for this wine to deal with. White pepper and some dark savory spice. Dark fruit is less predominate here than the '95 or '96. 2 hour decant.

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1995 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

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8/14/2014 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 93 points

This wine needed more than the 2 hour decant that it received. Less evolved than the '96 although with similar sweet dark fruit foundation. More spice notes and less earth notes. Overall firmer tannins and not a wine to be consumed now. Worthy of following its evolution which should be prolonged.

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