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Community Tasting Notes (3) Avg Score: 95 points

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    Els12golafres Wine Tasting Group: http://vinosclasicos.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/vega-sicilia-unico-1936.html
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    De color rubí marronoso de capa media-baja, claro, muy evolucionado. Reflejos cobrizos y ambarinos, con un fino precipitado en la base de la botella. Ribete amplio, yodado, amplio, sin diferencias con el menisco.

    Aromas muy sutiles, liviano, aunque de grandísima complejidad. Hay que prestarle mucha atención por que va y viene, se va, parece que ya se ha ido y retorna. Intermitente quizás fatigado por los años... Predomina un definido carácter terciario que aporta maderas finas, cedro, cacao tostado, incienso copto, ceras, que se contraponen con la frescura de un fondo floral a caramelos de violeta, lavanda, salvia. Qué perfume!!! Aquí hay materia prima y de la buena. Discurre lentamente, sin prisas, a fogonazos, dando finas notas de brea y un suave balsámico a yedra y yerbabuena sobre el que se reincorpora nuevamente toda la flor que ya habíamos olido previamente.

    En boca es sedoso y con una concentración que no podíamos esperar. Pulido, franco, limpio, con taninos perlados, de tacto nacarado, muy propio de Vega Sicilia. Extremadamente elegante aunque al filo de sus 80 años de vida viene ya algo justo de acidez lo que le resta posibilidades de guarda. Una pena!! Tiene un suave tostado que conduce el resto, con sensación de licor de marrasquino, maderas finas, cremosos. Está conjuntadísimo, es muy elegante y se bebe con gran dignidad. Parece que hace unos años tocó techo así que lo mejor será ir dándole un bonito final a lo que nos pueda quedar en casa.

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    Tinto fino, cabernet sauvignon, malbec y merlot.
    Tras finalizar la fermentación alcohólica realiza la fermentación maloláctica en grandes envases de madera, donde permanece durante un mínimo de 5 años. A continuación, pasó 10 años en diversos tipos de barrica de roble de 225 litros. El resto, en botella, hasta su comercialización.
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  • Brownish and bricked with an aroma of sherry, this was very volatile and balsamic.
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  • I was holding this precious bottle for a better occasion but while tidying up my wine cooler I noticed that wine was entering the cork area - no capsule on this bottle - and while the cork was looking dry from the outside I tried to check and when barely touched it, it fell into the bottle... So I had to consume it right away. A wine from the time the Spanish Civil War broke out decided that time had come up for it to be consumed! Things could get worse than this...First impression did not disappoint me.
    The color was a lightly hued bright, lucid and healthy looking brown - like an oloroso Sherry or Madeira - that is apart from at least 150ml of opaque brown-colored thick sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Nose was also Madeira-like, oxidative rancio style. Yet it was ultra clean, for its style, and intense with aromas of walnut, orange peel, wet leaves, cedar and forest wood and of course VA notes - I could almost sense the acidity from the nose. Very beautiful and stunningly complex, unless one expects something reminiscent of a red wine... In the palate the wine was bone dry with high acidity and absolutely no tannins left with medium body and very intense flavors which were like an interplay between the walnut and orange peel flavors. Finish was long, if not phenomenal, and nutty. A great wine with complexity and poise which I was unprepared to open the moment I (accidentally) did and which I enjoyed with hard cheese, bread and olives. Overall the wine was like a hundred-year old Sercial Madeira with less weight, bone dry and with no heat from alcohol.
    As for the portion with the sediment, I filtered it through a coffee filter - it was still utterly opaque and brown - and enjoyed it too. It was more viscous, with heavier aromas but not something to throw away in any case.

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