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  • After the Montrose '53 Loek presented (blind of course) this wine. No aeration (I agree), so the glass had to do the work. At first the nose showed maderised with a broad middle taste with lots of body and sweetness; than the bouquet opened with more air and the tast showed more minerality but also more hefty acidity. A complex wine, also difficult and with the burden of years.

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    Els12golafres Wine Tasting Group: http://vinosclasicos.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/vega-sicilia-unico-1953.html
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    Botella preciosa, en excelentes condiciones: color, etiquetas, nivel muy alto, corcho perfecto, como nuevo. Según los datos recabados estuvo reenchorcado en bodega en 2 ocasiones desde su primer embotellado. De las dos botellas abiertas, la primera botella llevaba un tapón con indicación de 1964 y la segunda de 1981. Sin explicación!!! De color rubí marronoso de capa media, tapado, oscuro, aunque sin precipitados. A diferencia del resto de cosechas del mismo periodo la botella no está tintada. Reflejos cobrizos, con poco brillo. Borde amplio, completamente atejado.

    Potente, expresivo, concentradísimo. Al abrir despuntan notas de orden animal, caza, faisandaje, licorosos, fruta negra, tostados, café quemado, regaliz... Interminable, lleno de información, aunque sin el habitual perfil de vino super-educado y elegante que nos solemos encontrar en los Único de los 50. Se suaviza y gira dando notas térreas y una brillante veta mineral que nos conduce sin remedio a la cosecha del 55. Está en su misma línea aunque a menor altura. Y hasta aquí llega!! Aquí echa el ancla y se queda inmóvil con un suave especiado y cuero de fondo.

    En boca nos encontramos un Vega Sicilia de corte muy clásico, más armónico, y por tanto convencional, en las formas que en boca: maduro, acariciante, con taninos pulidos, y una gran madurez. El conjunto es la finura misma, sedoso, integrado, sin la mínima arista. Se bebe muy bien pero dista del resto de vinos de esta bodega y época. Mejor beber ya que guardar.

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    70% tinto fino, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec y merlot.
    Uva procedente únicamente de viñedos propios. Tras finalizar el proceso de fermentación alcohólica es trasegado a grandes envases de madera, entre 18.000 y 20.000 litros de capacidad, en los que realiza la fermentación maloláctica y permanece durante un mínimo de 5 años. A continuación, pasó 10 años en barrica de roble usados de 225 litros. El resto en botella hasta su comercialización. Producción limitada a 32.000 botellas de 75 cl.
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  • At the crazy wine dinner.

    Felt the taste of great St Emilion, sweet tannins, deep, muscular, monster wine.

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  • simply amazing, still youthful and so smooth with all kinds of matured aromas, what a pity I only had one small glass of this. One of the best wine I ever tasted.

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  • Powerfull nose of animal, leather, ripe strawberries, mushrooms... in the mouth, red berries, prunes, huge acidity, intergated tannins, average lenght, but a hint of burning alcohol...the wine lost a little bit it's balance with age, otherwise holding well

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  • By John Kapon
    Bipin's Thanksgiving, 1/21/2008 97 points

    (Vega Sicilia Unico) The 1953 Unico has always been one of my favorite Unicos, and this bottle was no different. It was again a sex bomb of chocolate-covered espresso beans, as it always has been for me. There was also a touch of cherry cola and the appeal of a high-class stable with hay, wood and animal all in the best of ways. Complex and sexy, it had great milkshake flavors along with dust, citrus and sour (in a good way) cherry. This was a beautiful wine, also with superb acidity, so much so that I wouldn’t be surprised to see this wine last another fifty years; it even outlasted the ’62 and continued to flex and squeeze by the end of the evening

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Vega Sicilia Unico) Tempranillo 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Merlot, Malbec, Albillo 5% (approximate). This is a slightly deeper colour, with a burnt, tawny hue. There are roasted, sweet fruits on the nose, as well as notes of roast lamb, and toffee and coffee aromas. More obvious volatile acidity than the 1964. Big and rich on entry. Full of an impressive quantity of sweet, mature fruit, with plenty of creamy, velvety texture, power and weight. Another wine that has lasted extremely well, with not a hint of drying out. A wonderful, rich and creamy finish, with an amazing length.

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