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1986 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • englishman's claret wrote: 97 points

    December 30, 2020 - Pretty amazing even from the start - the nose here really is so attractive and fresh, laden with ripe cherry, old leather, clove, allspice, warm earth, cured meat, slightly floral. Intense, gorgeous, elegant, effusive. Excellent balance. I should imagine this is probably sitting in about the middle of its drinking window with a promising future ahead.

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 23, 2020 - Poured into a decanter to serve. Truffle, nutmeg, raisins, dark fruit and leather on the palate. Palate is layered and detailed with elegance. Drinking very well in a regal way.

  • andtheodor wrote: 94 points

    August 15, 2020 - Just wow, "el unico" indeed as this was meaty, smoky, sweet/sour, worchestershire sauce, tamarind, meat drippings, mature but effortlessly powerful. Hard for me to evaluate this as a wine since it's kind of like sipping some caramelized teriyaki marinade that's collected under the grilled beef kebabs...

  • robmatic wrote: 95 points

    August 14, 2020 - Great bottle of a great vintage. Still youthful and vibrant, with olive and meat extract, harmonious tannins, and just extraordinary inner mouth aromatics. Drinking gorgeously now, but is built to last.

  • G_H wrote: 93 points

    June 26, 2020 - Farnsburg best bottle: Graphite, black cherries, elegant and balanced, could be a mouton...

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Decanter

  • 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.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 1998, IWC Issue #80 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 359 (73%)
  • Consumed 131 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Lamb, Paella, Poultry, Veal

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