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Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial 2018 Release (05,06 & 07) Mixed Vintage

RegionSpain
SubregionRibera del Duero
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyTempranillo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
SpainM.V.Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial 2018 Release (05,06 & 07)BT3 \ 6423,500.001295 LG42388.8888746666795.0095.00Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial 2018 Release (05,06 & 07)0.7510
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Tasting Notes

This wine was re-tasted prior to this report with similar descriptors to my previous tasting for a report I published earlier this year and the score was the same. A non-vintage blend of three different years and released in 2018, the NV Único Reserva Especial 2018 Release is composed of a blend of 58 barrels from the vintages 2005, 2006 and 2007, younger vintages than the Reserva Especial bottlings from yesteryear. It feels young and not that far away from the current vintage of Único, 2006, which is released at the same time as this. It's mostly Tempranillo with some Cabernet Sauvignon, where the aim is to keep a constant character across the different releases. It has a classical profile, with polished tannins and nice subtlety. Comparing it with the 2006 Único, it doesn't seem to have the same elegance, depth and complexity. 17,200 bottles and 216 magnums were filled in June 2014.

95
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (238), August 2018

This red is medium-bodied but dense, offering cherry, tobacco, tea and baking spice flavors, with notes of underbrush and loamy earth. Balanced, showing firm tannins and orange peel acidity.
Old-school elegance. A blend of 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages. Drink now through 2026

95
Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator Insider, April 2018
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