Medium-deep garnet with pretty flashes of ruby on swirling. 12 hours slow air in open bottle. Tightly wound nose of mineral and dark fruits. More expressive on the palate, loads of sweet red fruit, juicy acidity and smooth tannins. There is an ever present faint fuminess of alcohol but no unpleasant heat on the palate, and this displays the usual Único velvet mouthfeel. Youthful in its fruit and structure, but a bit of tertiary soy and straw creep in through the finish. Drink now or hold.
I always say that I love Vega Sicilia, but what I really mean is that I love 30-40 year old Vega Sicilia from a great vintage. This may get there but the tannins are still very pronounced and they almost, but not completely obscure everything that might be going on underneath. I'll hold off a score and come back in ten years or so.
Beautiful nose on this vintage but this is firmer than the '96 and in need of more time. Quite delicious with layers of spicy dark fruits and the finish, while tight, bodes well for further development. 93+
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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(Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único) Vega Sicilia Unico vertical dinner: dark red violet color; tight lavender, currant and black fruit nose; lovely currant and tangy black fruit palate, tight and young yet; long finish
(VEGA SICILIA UNICO) #4; VaynerPAZZZ (based on QPR); COLOR-great rounded red; NOSE-very grainy (barley soup, corn stalks), Grapenuts, hint of Balsamic vinegar; TASTE-some really intriguing Sherry-type flavors, caramel-butterscotch on the finish, medium bodied, great dark flavors that mellow quickly (blueberries transforming into strawberries), really nice wine, polished and elegant, but a little light & shallow for me (like meeting the Queen, but she has no depth to her conversation); JM-97; GV-91
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