Unico, Vega Sicilia 1999

RegionSpain
SubregionRibera del Duero
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Released after 10 years aging in cask and bottle. Medium to deep garnet-brick colour. The nose is distinctly earthy with notes of loam, forest floor, leather and tobacco leaf complimenting intense fruit aromas of crushed cherries, raspberry compote and plums. The concentrated, full bodied palate reveals elegant crafting with a good intensity of dark berry fruit and savoury, meaty flavours supported by medium+ acidity and a medium level of silky tannins. Very long finish. Drink now to 2030+. Tasted March 2009.

Score: 97Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, July 2009

The 1999 Unico delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoke, pencil lead, violets, leather, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Already complex on the palate thanks to its lengthy upbringing, this opulent wine has layers of black fruit flavor, impeccable balance, and another twenty years of life ahead. It is being re-released this year because there is no 2001.

Score: 95Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

The 1999 Unico delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoke, pencil lead, violets, leather, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Already complex on the palate thanks to its lengthy upbringing, this opulent wine has layers of black fruit flavor, impeccable balance, and another twenty years of life ahead.

Score: 96Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009

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