Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.51835 ratings
9.4511 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Slightly weepy and stinky pretty fruit at the front of the palate and a bit truncated

Slightly weepy and stinky pretty fruit at the front of the palate and a bit truncated

Feb 5th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

This is an absolutely glorious wine. Approachable now but clearly a great future ahead, amazing finesse, a bit of American oak to start but then it burns and burns, Vega like they used to make it 40 years ago.

This is an absolutely glorious wine. Approachable now but clearly a great future ahead, amazing finesse, a bit of American oak to start but then it burns and burns, Vega like they used to make it 40 years ago.

Jan 28th, 2020
Conrad Green

Very seductive. Lush plummy fruit with some spice and velvety length. Really open and pretty. Long

Very seductive. Lush plummy fruit with some spice and velvety length. Really open and pretty. Long

Jan 23rd, 2020
Conrad Green

Much lighter. Fresh and balanced. Lucid fruit. Next to the 9 & 10 a much less intense wine. Pretty

Much lighter. Fresh and balanced. Lucid fruit. Next to the 9 & 10 a much less intense wine. Pretty

Jan 23rd, 2020
Conrad Green

Dark, rich, intense. Toasty oak and deep fruit. Dense now. Young. Very good.

Dark, rich, intense. Toasty oak and deep fruit. Dense now. Young. Very good.

Jan 23rd, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.3

1998 vintage is tasting perfect now. #vegasicilia #vegasiciliawines

1998 vintage is tasting perfect now. #vegasicilia #vegasiciliawines

Dec 26th, 2019
Ara Aslanian

Out of Magnum - magnificent!

Out of Magnum - magnificent!

Dec 22nd, 2019
Conrad Green

Release 1992. Dark blackcurrant and smooth black cherry. Lush, velvet and incredibly pure. Yum

Release 1992. Dark blackcurrant and smooth black cherry. Lush, velvet and incredibly pure. Yum

Nov 13th, 2019
Matt Duncan

3L

Nov 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.6

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

Oct 22nd, 2019