2020 - Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Bodegas Vega Sicilia (2008/2009/2010)
11C0VESR3PK _ 2020 - Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Bodegas Vega Sicilia (2008/2009/2010) - 3x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Region
Ribera del Duero
Grape
Tempranillo / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
3x75cl
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2020 VEGA SICILIA UNICO RESERVA ESPECIAL BODEGAS VEGA SICILIA (2008/2009/2010) - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Region
Ribera del Duero
Grape
Tempranillo / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,059.24 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    Blue, black and dark red fruits. Smoke, cigar, freshly ground coffee, layers of concentrated but beautifully integrated fruits intermingled with an array of Christmas spices, cinnamon, clove, star anise. It has a beguiling beauty of flavours, concentration and elegance, alongside a backbone of fine silky tannins.

  • JS

    James Suckling, December 2019,
    Score: 97

    Love the complexity and intensity on the nose with cedar, tobacco, dried red pepper and dark fruit. Full body. Dense and very layered with chocolate-milk, vanilla and spice undertones to the ripe fruit. Goes on for minutes. A rich and decadent wine. A blend of 2008, 2009 and 2010. Drink now, but even better in 2022 and onwards.

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Producer

Bodegas Vega Sicilia

Established in the 1860s, Vega Sicilia were the first to plant vineyards in the north central region of Ribera del Duero, a plateau that is known for its dry, sunny weather and cool nights. The combination of their traditional winemaking style, their exceptional terroir and respect for high quality has garnished them a place amongst the greatest wine estates in the world. Part of their uniqueness is imparted in their vinification/ageing methods. Fermented and aged in wooden vats, Único is then transferred into new barrels of both American and French origin before being furthered aged in older (and predominantly American) oak barrels and then finished in 180 HL wooden vats before being bottled. The total ageing time is between 6 - 9 years in both wood and bottle. This requires a huge investment in both time, dedication and money. Since 1982, the estate has been owned by the Álvarez family. They have been instrumental in guaranteeing their wines' high quality and reputation. In addition to their original estate, Vega Sicilia also own Alión, another Ribera del Duero, and Pintia, a top Toro, both of which are made with more modern methods (and with 100% tempranillo) though they still remain elegant and pure.

Region

Ribera del Duero

The Duero valley cuts a swathe across central northern Spain all the way to Portugal where it is called the Douro and is famous as the home of port. On the Spanish side, a relatively new but significant and exciting area for wine production has grown up around the city of Valladolid and was granted DO status in 1982. Ribera del Duero's potential was spotted long before in the middle of the 19th century at Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Spain's undisputed equivalent of a first growth Claret. High above sea-level, Ribera del Duero is an area of extreme temperatures with the potential to produce deep-coloured, intensely flavoured red wines from tempranillo grapes (known locally as tinto fino). The picture is not straightforward as some producers have started favouring an overly-extracted style which appeals to certain elements of the media. Additionally, often producers do not own their own vineyards, so the grape growers have a stranglehold on what to charge for their grapes and wine prices have risen dramatically as a result. However, many producers are making outstanding wines, which are still great value for money.