Red

2000 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 30, 2017 - Clearly too young to drink but....primary and strong. Very young but in spite of all its girth its not awkward or out of balance. Smooth and a great texture. Loads of red and black fruit. Good spice.

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  • ovenmitt wrote:

    August 5, 2017 - 93 now .... 97 pontential? Funny how a seventeen year old wine could be thought of as "young". I think this is what we have here. Drank after an 06 Montrose..... this seemed a baby. Wonderful balance and nuance with more to come for sure. Hold additional 5-7. Drink for another???

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    July 3, 2017 - Wowza. What a basically just awesome wine. We decanted for 3-4 hours and then started drinking. In the beginning, it was still in teenage-mode. The alcohol a bit more prevalent. Hadn't really pulled itself together. Drank over the course of prob 4-5 hours though and in that time it really opened up. Last sip was the best. Lots of boysenberry and sweet vanilla by the end. Very tasty, but also not meant to be drunk nearly this young. Needs at least 5 more years and prob more like 10. Will continue to let ours rest.

  • Ericsson Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 24, 2017 - Au restaurant. Magnum ouvert la veille...
    Couleur incroyablement sombre, brillante, nez sur les fleurs et les fruits rouges, la bouche est superbe, on dirait de la soie, complexe, longue, fine et puissante à la fois. Magnifique.

  • Fatty Cat Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 24, 2017 - Unico tasting (27 different vintages) at the Rheingau Gourmet Festival 2017: crimson colour; very open, lots of fruits (blackberry, raspberry, cranberry and cherry) in nose and mouth; light/medium body with smooth texture; short finish. During the last sip aromas seemed to fade.

    However, still my favourite wine from the second last flight (07, 04, 03, 02, 00).

    Vintages 4th flight: 2000-2002-2003-2004-2007

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/19/2012 (link)

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  • September 2011, Issue #33 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2010, IWC Issue #152 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Bipin's Thanksgiving, 1/21/2008

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2014 (link) 94 points

    (Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único) Bricking dark red violet color; mature, tobacco, cigar box, tar nose; tasty, creamy textured, tart black currant, tart berry, raspberry puree, tar, tobacco, espresso, licorice palate; should go 30 years; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 19+ points

    (Vega Sicilia Unico (Ribera del Duero)) Even before we have a taste this wine has a remarkable story; a green harvest taking 40% of the crop, a yield thereafter of 20 hl/ha, and seven years in vat and barrel before release in 2009. The blend is 93% Tempranillo and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. A great, sweet, concentrated fruit nose here. Fabulously concentrated aromatic character, with layers of red and back fruits, sweet and well delineated, with a lifted freshness despite all those years in wood. It also has that complex, meaty, spicy-savoury beef stock element to the fruit that can make the wines of this region so fascinating. Superb character. On the palate it is broad, warming, concentrated and still remarkably tannic, but also very balanced and correct. Great breadth and depth, all very well defined with evolving complexity already. This very fine effort will go for decades. Superb, a vin de garde I would be delighted to have in the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Vega-Sicilia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Único
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero
  • UPC Codes 097985136770, 8436014242082, 8436014243331, 8436014243430

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 48 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,085 (72%)
  • Consumed 750 (26%)

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