Red

1999 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • ONEFIVE Likes this wine:

    October 10, 2021 - Slight garnet at the edge with a deep red core.
    The nose has some lovely red fruit, raisin, tobacco along with green herbaceous notes. Floral and pretty. On the palate, it’s medium to full body, moderate acid and lightly grippy tannin. The finish is long and pronounced. It’s great but needs some time to open up. Definitely on the young side. Hold for another 3-5 years.

  • JG's Wine wrote: 80 points

    September 2, 2021 - I opened one recently. Appeared corked at opening. At the market value I refused to write it off. 3 hour decant. Like one of our other members I poured it into a large surface glass and it continued to open to such a level well above the 3 hour decant process. What an elegant drinking experience. I have sadly one only left. To drink, or not to enjoy. THAT is the ?

  • Alex G. Likes this wine:

    February 9, 2021 - Serious wine with many years ahead of it. Drinkable now, but holding a lot in reserve. A classic "old school" Vega Sicilia and I mean that in the best possible way. Would be a great one to put a case in the cellar and follow along over the years.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    October 12, 2018 - Still a complete and total baby. This had been opened and decanted for maybe 3 or 4 hours when I tried it and I left it in my glass for another hour or so before drinking. It's got lots of promise, but I think needs some more time for all of the pieces to come together. It's very tight. I mostly get a lot of the oak coming from it. I think it will be great, but going to keep ours sleeping for now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    September 24, 2018 - Pausing for the Cause (S.K.Y. Restaurant - Chicago IL): Small glass, brief note. Beef carpaccio with cracked black pepper and espresso. Very good depth and length. Getting close to its peak drinking window. More pleasure tonight vs the '04 in the next glass, but not quite the same long-term potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Sarah Jane Evans MW
    Vega Sicilia New Releases, 4/8/2019 (link)

    (Vega Sicilia, Único, 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.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2009, IWC Issue #146 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Hemming
    5/11/2009 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 097985132772, 097985152435, 8420342001633, 8436014243232, 8436014243287

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,703 (76%)
  • Consumed 508 (23%)

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