Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.577 ratings
9.620 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
Shay A
9.6

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

In the running for the WOTW (weekend). What a special wine. Black tea, charred raspberries, and cherry tobacco on the nose. A perfectly weighted palate with cardamom and a blueberry sweetness on the finish. Tannic structure is silky and this is just beginning to get started. Wish I could have paid this more attention. Bravo,
@Bill Bender .

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

In the running for the WOTW (weekend). What a special wine. Black tea, charred raspberries, and cherry tobacco on the nose. A perfectly weighted palate with cardamom and a blueberry sweetness on the finish. Tannic structure is silky and this is just beginning to get started. Wish I could have paid this more attention. Bravo,
@Bill Bender .

Nov 10th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.5

Beautiful wine. Still very young.

Beautiful wine. Still very young.

Jun 9th, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Still going strong. Plenty of acid. This has another 10-15 years easy.

Still going strong. Plenty of acid. This has another 10-15 years easy.

May 12th, 2015
Max Bozoghlian

Owner/Wine Director Carlito's Gardel

9.7

1996

1996

Feb 28th, 2015
Mark W Smith

Sommelier

9.6

18 years and still primary!! Primarily delicious.

18 years and still primary!! Primarily delicious.

Dec 9th, 2014
Jordan Ross

Really nice to drink! After the first sip I elected not too decant, it was fairly open and seemed like it was getting mature. That was a mistake as the wine started to really open up with the last sip.

Really nice to drink! After the first sip I elected not too decant, it was fairly open and seemed like it was getting mature. That was a mistake as the wine started to really open up with the last sip.

Oct 2nd, 2014
José Valverde

1996 Único Vega-Sicilia - Ribera del Duero, Spain. A classic!

1996 Único Vega-Sicilia - Ribera del Duero, Spain. A classic!

Aug 2nd, 2014
Vanessa Lisovskis

Holy

Nov 10th, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Big, rich and powerful. Classic Vega Sicilia. Needs many years to develop and deepen. Wonderfully balanced with a great nose, palette and finish. A powerful wine.

Big, rich and powerful. Classic Vega Sicilia. Needs many years to develop and deepen. Wonderfully balanced with a great nose, palette and finish. A powerful wine.

Jun 3rd, 2013
Gabriella Macari

96 Vega in mag -- the most elegant tempranillo, could have lived much longer

96 Vega in mag -- the most elegant tempranillo, could have lived much longer

Feb 21st, 2013