Red

1996 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 96

  • Ericsson Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 16, 2021 - Bouteille et bouchon parfaits, mid neck. Ouvert le matin et bu le soir.
    Robe grenat, reflets auburn sur le bord.
    Nez floral, puis fruits rouges, foin, épices, cacao.
    En bouche, beaucoup de saveurs différentes à chaque gorgée - une caractéristique de VSU selon moi - herbes, chocolat noir, le corps est moyen mais équilibré par une belle acidité, la finale est longue, finement âpre.
    A boire sur les 10-15 prochaines années.

  • BMarchuska Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 6, 2021 - Fantastic, I don't know how much better this can get

  • Benoit Hardy Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 24, 2021 - On the nose, it is the spice and the cigar that perfume. Pepper, paprika ...

    The mouth has a manly touch. It's hoarse, it's thick like a bull in an arena. But it remains very drinkable, in particular thanks to a beautiful acidity which carries an imposing substance, which will loosen completely in the mouth. It's spicy like no other wine I've had and the finish is a monument of power. It slams in the throat and it vibrates, all over a breathtaking length.

    Excellent

  • cch1966 Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 31, 2020 - Deep garnet. Ripe black berries, cherry, licorice and leather. High complexity. Powerful with very long finish.

  • fcxj wrote: 90 points

    February 16, 2020 - Needs time, quaffable.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2020, Issue #85, The Timeless Beauty of Vega Sicilia Único

    (Vega Sicilia “Único”) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Sarah Jane Evans MW
    Vega Sicilia New Releases, 4/8/2019 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Léon, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeannie Cho Lee MW
    Vega Sicilia: 35 vintages of Unico, 2/10/2014 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero, Mainland Spain, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/19/2012 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Único Ribera del Duero Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Luis Gutiérrez
    1/31/2012 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    1/9/2008 (link)

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  • Report 8: The Wines of Ribera del Duero, 9/1/2007 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/15/2007 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Unico Ribera del Duero Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/21/2006 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Unico Ribera del Duero Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Vega Sicilia Unico) Subscribe to see review text.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    3/11/2009 (link)

    (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 Garagiste Seattle, WA Spain6110 Spain6120 Spain6130 Click

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Vega-Sicilia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Único
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero
  • UPC Codes 8420342001633, 8436014243188

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,704 (80%)
  • Consumed 410 (19%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Lamb, lasagne, Porc

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  29 votes

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