Red

1998 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 23, 2020 - Small blind sip. Knew it was Unico guessed 96. Very strong showing. American oak apparent but what a lovely wine behind... wow and then some.

  • UTPK wrote:

    August 15, 2020 - As always VS impresses with a bold, open and complex nose. Very elegant and long. Mouthfeel as a mature bordeaux but a llttle bit sweeter.

  • 1975Latour Likes this wine: 99 points

    March 22, 2020 - Awesome
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  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 98 points

    January 6, 2020 - Alma with Ellen & James: Ben & Bernie’s bottle - enticing nose of black fruits, violets, wet flowers, tobacco, spices. Palate of black fruits, red fruits, black cherries, dried violets, raisins, tobacco leaves, black tea, soil, with a tinge of smoky wood. Tobacco leaf and green pepper on the finish which was very long. So much depth yet weightless on the palate. Kept getting better over the night, with tertiaries of dried roses and leather. Hedonistic. Just amazing - too early in the year to call a wine of the year? But definitely WOTN for me.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    January 3, 2020 - Saturated, deep ruby throughout. A hint of pine and blackberry jam. Dense and glycerine-enveloping feel. Black and blue fruit, perfectly ripe, round tannins, some herb. Tremendous freshness for its age, but not nearly mature, and showing quite primary. Give it another 20+ years to unwind.

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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.

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  • 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 John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2008, Issue #16, (Mostly) Superb Spanish Wines Tasted Recently

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

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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

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

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2014 (link) 95 points

    (Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único) Bricking purple red violet color with lots of dark sediment; aromatic, black licorice, dried berry, American oak, menthol, sweet coffee nose; creamy textured, rich, baked raspberry, blackberry, sweet coffee, ripe red berry palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 097985152435, 8420342001633, 8436014241597, 8436014242082, 8436014243232, 8436014243430, 8436014243744

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,067 (74%)
  • Consumed 682 (25%)

Food Pairing

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cod, duck, pork- perfect

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