Red Wine Vega Sicília Único 2011

Gran Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 72 months in barrels and for 36 months in the bottle.

Gran Reserva. 72 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinto Fino,
P 96 ñ 95 96 96

Availability: In stock

€324.00
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Before Pingus and L'Emita, there was only one Spanish red wine which could be properly called "legendary". Its name is Vega Sicilia Único.

Made basically from Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), nuanced by a droplet of Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes were sorted from 40 of the 210 hectares of vineyards owned by Bodegas Vega Sicilia. Located along the banks of the Duero river, their soils are composed mainly of limestone, sand and alluvial material.

Selected both on site and on arriving at the cellar, the grapes were first refrigerated for 24 hours and then macerated for 3 to 4 days. After that, this Gran Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero was meticulously vinified.

After completing malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, Vega Sicilia Único 2011 was aged for 7 years in big oak vats and in new and used French and American oak barrels. Bottled in June 2017, it was aged for 3 more years in the bottle before hitting the market.

It is essential to decant Único from Ribera del Duero at least 2 hours before drinking. Needless to say, the wine has a remarkable aging potential.

88,288 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Vega Sicilia Único is medium ruby with a garnet rim.

Nose

The nose of the VS Único red wines is the stuff of legend, and this blend of Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon proves why. Remarkably delicate aromas of underbrush, flowers, bitter cocoa and withered leaves, with hints of blackcurrants, a remarkably original meaty note, and subtle remembrances of cardamom, clove and cinnamon.

Palate

The combination of a world-class terroir with the remarkable craftmanship of the team of Bodegas Vega Sicilia has resulted in a virtually flawless wine. Round, deep and superbly elegant, with sculpted tannins, layers upon layers of flavours, a great acidity and a very long, delicately spicy and earthy finish.

Our personal opinion

The incomparable Vega Sicília Único 2011 is an age-worthy, world-class red wine.

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 72
Parker's Score 96
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 96
Media rating 96
Other guides J. Suckling 98. T. Atkin 98.
Percentage of variety Tinto Fino 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner
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Truly unique
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World-class, absolutely wonderful wine.
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