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Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.51891 ratings
9.4531 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

A great bottle. Soft plum, roses, dark cherry. Fully resolved, balanced. Gorgeous stuff.

A great bottle. Soft plum, roses, dark cherry. Fully resolved, balanced. Gorgeous stuff.

Jul 3rd, 2021
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark reddish tawny. Mostly translucent. Amazing nose. Powerful. A spectrum of notes including red fruit, cola, pencil lead, black truffles, coffee, blood sausage and some dry dark soil. Animalistic. Massive fruit and structure with a long finish. Someone says "honey ham" as a note in the nose and we all agree (first ever note involving the word "ham"). This was a wine where everyone's score or appreciation greatly improved over the evening. A best ever Unico for me. (M's 60th bday 4th of 14)

Tasted blind. Dark reddish tawny. Mostly translucent. Amazing nose. Powerful. A spectrum of notes including red fruit, cola, pencil lead, black truffles, coffee, blood sausage and some dry dark soil. Animalistic. Massive fruit and structure with a long finish. Someone says "honey ham" as a note in the nose and we all agree (first ever note involving the word "ham"). This was a wine where everyone's score or appreciation greatly improved over the evening. A best ever Unico for me. (M's 60th bday 4th of 14)

May 23rd, 2021
Conrad Green

Opulent and delicious. Open and soft edges with oak, some hints of mint, broad fruit. Delicious.

Opulent and delicious. Open and soft edges with oak, some hints of mint, broad fruit. Delicious.

May 23rd, 2021
Mike R
9.7

Extraordinary- loved every single drop

Extraordinary- loved every single drop

May 5th, 2021
Mike R
9.7

An amazing Tempranillo- perfection

An amazing Tempranillo- perfection

May 5th, 2021
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.5

Vibrant red and black fruit, sandalwood, clove and cigar smoke. Licorice on the palate. Fine and seamlessly integrated. Wonderful.

Vibrant red and black fruit, sandalwood, clove and cigar smoke. Licorice on the palate. Fine and seamlessly integrated. Wonderful.

Mar 21st, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

New year eve’s spash

New year eve’s spash

Jan 1st, 2021
Conrad Green

This started off a little awkward but with time in decanter filled out and became really good. Some dark fruit. Quite savory with iron, brambles, some fresh herbal notes and a brooding chave-like minerality. Wood fully resolved and a slightly tart Sour cherry note. With time in decanter this becomes more and more fleshed out and integrated. By the end lovely and poised. Quite cold-blooded but with really pure fruit. Quite light and translucent for an Unico.., almost burg like in character. Really lovely savory, lean intense stuff.

This started off a little awkward but with time in decanter filled out and became really good. Some dark fruit. Quite savory with iron, brambles, some fresh herbal notes and a brooding chave-like minerality. Wood fully resolved and a slightly tart Sour cherry note. With time in decanter this becomes more and more fleshed out and integrated. By the end lovely and poised. Quite cold-blooded but with really pure fruit. Quite light and translucent for an Unico.., almost burg like in character. Really lovely savory, lean intense stuff.

Oct 28th, 2020
Conrad Green

Rich and aromatic. Violets, caramel, intense blackcurrant and insense. Really deep fruit, leather, iron, garrigue. What a bottle!

Rich and aromatic. Violets, caramel, intense blackcurrant and insense. Really deep fruit, leather, iron, garrigue. What a bottle!

Oct 18th, 2020
Conrad Green

Intense and pretty. Dark fruit with intensity and drive. Mint on the edges, licorice... what power. This is awesome. So primary and gorgeous. A very good bottle.

Intense and pretty. Dark fruit with intensity and drive. Mint on the edges, licorice... what power. This is awesome. So primary and gorgeous. A very good bottle.

Oct 18th, 2020