Vega Sicilia : Unico 2005

Vega Sicilia : Unico 2005
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    Parker : 96 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Neal Martin had already tasted the 2005 Único in 2012, before I joined The Wine Advocate, but then they released 2007 and 2008 before and the 2005 has been kept until now, as they thought the vintage required some more time in bottle. It's mostly Tempranillo with some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and aged for almost six years in 225-liter French and American oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats. The extra time in bottle has helped the wine to develop its bouquet, and it feels very aromatic and open, with the classical Vega Sicilia perfume of yesteryear, earthy, leafy and spicy, even if they wine was kept because of its power. It's still powerful, but at the same time it's elegant and has a polished mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins. 93,545 bottles, 2,391 magnums, 146 double magnums and six imperials produced. It was bottled in June 2011. Next year they will release the 2006, and the following vintage to be released in 2019, will be 2009. Further than that they don't know, as the only newer vintage in bottle today is 2010 and they are about to bottle 2011 now.
    Castilla and LeonRibera del Duero
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

    J. Robinson
    18

    J. Suckling
    94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    97

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    Spain

    Wine certification
    DO

    Area
    Castilla and Leon

    Appellation
    Ribera del Duero

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Vega Sicilia

    Parker
    96

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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