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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Bodegas y Vinedos Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    3/11/2009, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (UNICO Vega Sicilia) Vega Sicilia

    Dear Friends,

    The last parcel to arrive today was a hefty one (in pedigree, not actual weight). Below are recent releases from the Vega Sicilia family at the lowest prices I can muster. Yes, you will find 2003's below but (unlike the Plague) these are more than worth your attention. I think people will be very surprised by the serious nature of the Valbuena, it's a top-tier effort all around.

    All have impeccable provenance and will be available for local pick up in a few weeks:

    2003 Pintia (Toro)

    2003 Vega Sicilia "Valbuena 5 Anos" (Ribera del Duero)

    (This wine is particularly impressive, it contains a second dimension that I only associate with the finest examples in the world - JR)

    1996 Vega Sicilia "Unico" (Ribera del Duero)

    All are EXTREMELY LIMITED at this price

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Seattle, WA


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  • By John Kapon
    Paris a la Mode with Dr. Desai, 9/19/2005 95+ points

    (Vega Sicilia Unico) has not been released, nor will it be until 1998, and this was the first public tasting of this wine ever. It is always nice to be a slice of history, as small a piece as it may be. The nose was sexy with plum, black fruits, vanilla Hershey's kisses and great tobacco. Very creamy in its vanilla qualities with elegant tannins and alcohol, some peanut butter sweetness emerged in a toll house way. The mouthfeel was full and round, and its finish big with lots of acidity. Flavors of grape, plum, vanilla bean, Spanish oak and leather graced my palate with a young and shy temperament. The acidity kicked in like a race car moving into a faster gear. Pablo told us that the wine would not be released until 2008 at the earliest, that it was bottled three years ago, and that he thinks it will be amongst the all-time great Unicos. The 1996 had 'so much cigar' as Bipin noted, and it did in that top notch Cuban way. Gritty, toasty and spilling out of the glass with its baby fat, the viscosity of the 1996 was clearly not to be taken lightly, even more so than the outstanding 1994

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