VEGA SICILIA Unico - Ribera del Duero 2008 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | Spain | Ribera del Duero | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Ribera del Duero
Wine Style: Full Bodied
THE WINE ADVOCATE 96 points
Drink Date: 2015 - 2030
"2008 was a challenging vintage in Ribera del Duero, a vintage marked by a severe frost on September 24th. The vineyards of Vega Sicilia were saved by some anti-frost burners that really made the difference. Even though, there are only some 70,000 bottles of 2008 Único, a wine that will be released around March 2016 after the 2007, and before they sell 2005 and 2006. It's a fresher, more mineral version of Vega, and very much Vega in character. It has a certain aroma that I cannot define that I also found in the 2011 Valbuena. The palate is surprisingly polished; the wine is quite accessible from now on, with fine tannins and a subtle thread of acidity going through the core. This is a lighter version of Único, but one style I like very much; it's a wine that should drink well throughout its life. A triumph for the vintage conditions." - Luis Gutiérrez, 30th Oct 2015.