Vega Sicilia : Unico 2009

 A case of 3 Bottles (75cl)
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Parker : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I tasted a bottle of the 2009 Único blind and was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage, which on paper was quite warm and dry. I also tasted the 2009 Valbuena, which is always more approachable, and was blown away by its aromatics. With time in the glass the Único opened up and got closer to the character of Valbuena but with more depth and clout, while showing extremely elegant. I tasted it again in the context of all the wines from the group, and it delivered all that I saw when I tasted it blind. It takes some time to unfurl its aromatic palette, and it feels young and somewhat undeveloped, younger than it is. It has a touch that made me think of the old vintages of Único on the nose but with very polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel that provides elegance. This is a wine that ages for no less than ten years before it's released. 2009 seems like a great vintage for Vega Sicilia, much better than what I anticipated. It should develop nicely in bottle. 74,274 bottles, 3,390 magnums, 209 double magnums and 22 imperials were produced. It has been in bottle since June 2015.
Castilla and LeonRibera del Duero
Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

J. Suckling
98

Wine Spectator
95

Country
Spain

Wine certification
DO

Grape varieties
Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Area
Castilla and Leon

Appellation
Ribera del Duero

Color
Red

Producer
Vega Sicilia

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites