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Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico 2006
98 RP

eRobertParker.com | 98

x close The iconic wine from Vega Sicilia in the market in 2018 is the 2006 Único, which was released after the sale of the 2007 and 2008 vintages because they thought it needed more time in bottle. 2006 was an early vintage, with the harvest beginning the 9th of September. This year the bottled blend is 94% Tinto Fino, the local strain of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a long élevage, around ten years split between new and old barriques (French and American), in 20,000-liter oak vats and bottle. It had a very developed and classical nose, very expressive, ripe and exuberant with an herbal twist, combining classical and modern characteristics and with a good balance between youth and development. It's a more classical expression of the Vega Sicilia character, closer to the wines from yesteryear than the last few vintages. It has to be one of the best recent vintages of Único, for me clearly better than 2005. This 2006 was bottled in June 2012. 93,993 bottles, 2,552 magnums, 165 double magnums and six imperials were produced. In 2019 they will release the 2009.
96 WE

Wine Enthusiast | 96

x close This vintage's bouquet of raisin, flower and dust aromas is complex, requiring extended airing to fully reveal itself. Earthy berry and raisin flavors finish with prune and berry notes. It's a touch ripe and heavy owing to the fact that 2006 was a hot year; it will benefit from more time in the cellar. Drink through 2035.
100 JS

James Suckling | 100

x close Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me of the gorgeous 1991 or 1964. Drink forever. A wine that you want to spend time with.

Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico 2006

Availability: Out of stock

Bottle Price: HK$2,480.00

Special Price: HK$2,380.00

Additional Information

Product Code SP-01196
Varietal Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Vintage 2006
Grape Variety Tempranillo
Bottle Format 750 ml
Style Complex, Elegant, Floral, Fruity, Medium

Details

Velvety texture with notes of cigar box on the finish. A splendid wine with the perfect proportion of fruit (plums and berries), tannins and acidity.