VEGA SICILIA Unico 2003 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT (los)
Red Still Wine | Spain | Ribera del Duero | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Ribera del Duero
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker 94 points - Drink Date: 2016-2023
"Vega Sicilia’s 2003 Unico, mainly Tempranillo with a balancing 8% of Cabernet Sauvignon, was aged in wood for nearly seven years before being bottled, starting with 15 months in large oak vats, followed by 25 months in new barriques, before being transferred to used ones for another 17 months and ending its elevage with a further 22 months in those large wood vats again. As I uncork the bottle, the aroma reminds me of a classical Tempranillo, with some dill notes from the American oak and a minty hint from the Cabernet. It starts off slightly lactic, with notes of cafe au lait, coconut and cola. With a bit of time, it turns more flowery and shows more red fruit. It is very aromatic, with plenty dry herbs, thyme and rosemary, even pine nuts, a bit of resin and some cured meat, and overall has a very complex nose. The mouth is a little more transparent toward the heat of the vintage, it is powerful and full-bodied, but manages to keep freshness. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023." - Luis Guiterrez.