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Community Tasting Notes (41) Avg Score: 93.1 points

  • Similar to the 6/16/08 bottle.

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  • A Christmas Eve to Remember: 2014: The nose was wonderfully alive with rich dried cherry, sweet spice, dusty potpourri, bakers chocolate, hints of orange peel, and undergrowth. On the palate, it was tense with silky textures and a mouth-watering bitter twang as dark fruits with a hint of citrus gave way to savory herbs and beef broth. The finish was long with tart, dark fruit and hints of herbs. It was fresh and youthful yet maturing all the same, what a gorgeous wine.

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  • required a long time in decanter to finally start showing some life.
    borderline oxidized but that blew off after a while in the decanter

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  • Bouteille et bouchon en parfaite condition. Base neck. Non passé en carafe, mais ouvert 60 minutes avant consommation, puis bu durant 2 heures. Couleur grenat carmin, avec quelques traces d'évolution sur les bords. Le nez est ce qu'il y a de mieux dans ce vin (cette bouteille), il est très présent dès l'ouverture sur des notes florales (pivoine), balsamiques, oranges sanguines, de sang.
    En bouche, le vin tapisse le palais, il n'y a aucun creux, il prend tout l'espace et on sent l'acidité qui est présente tout le temps. La longueur est toutefois moyenne. A boire sans se presser.
    Il s'agit assurément d'un très bon vin, qui accompagne à merveille des mets relevés, mais je trouve que son acidité est trop marquée pour en faire un grand vin, sur la base de cette bouteille en tout cas.

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  • In this vertical of VS, the '87 didn't show very well in comparison, at least tonight. One dimensional and somewhat sour on the finish without much complexity. Bottle seemingly in perfect condition.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2001, IWC Issue #99, (See more on Vinous...)

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

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2008, (See more on 94 points

    (Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único) Vega Sicilia Unico vertical dinner: plum, black fruit and chocolate nose; tangy, smoky, tart plum palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/6/2007, (See more on 94 points

    (Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único) Dark garnet red color; mulberry, raspberry, berry and dried mushroom nose with a touch of beef jus; yummy, meaty, almost Syrah-like roasted meat palate with cranberry, very youthful; long finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 19+ points

    (Vega Sicilia Unico) Tempranillo 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot & Malbec 10%. An equally dark, dense colour here, but a more earthy hue. Hints at a different style here - an impressive, powerful nose full of fruit, still with a perfumed elegance, but also a meaty, rare beef aroma. This power comes through on the palate, with a creamy mouthfeel, but with fresh acidity too. This is brilliant stuff. My next favourite after the 1991. Ready now, and should drink well for a decade or more.

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