Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.539 ratings
9.58 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
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

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
Gilbert Van Hassel

Very clean, leather, Asian spices, very drinkable and can keep, super effort for me better than 2005 and 4 which were better growing years, rather feminine vega.

Very clean, leather, Asian spices, very drinkable and can keep, super effort for me better than 2005 and 4 which were better growing years, rather feminine vega.

Jun 18th, 2019
Mike R
9.7

An amazing Tempranillo- perfection

An amazing Tempranillo- perfection

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2021
Mike Evans

Rich and intense dark fruit, anise and star anise, with plenty of oak spiraled through like a marbled rye, lots of fine tannin on the finish, still a baby, but if you have a lot it is worth drinking one now.

Rich and intense dark fruit, anise and star anise, with plenty of oak spiraled through like a marbled rye, lots of fine tannin on the finish, still a baby, but if you have a lot it is worth drinking one now.

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Exceptional structure and persistence

Exceptional structure and persistence

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2018
Conrad Green

What a nose- dark plummy fruit with a dense midpalate bursting with flavor. Very young but really balanced and pure. In a couple of decades this should be incredible.

What a nose- dark plummy fruit with a dense midpalate bursting with flavor. Very young but really balanced and pure. In a couple of decades this should be incredible.

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2018
David White

Took some time to open but a wonderful expression of soft subtle Tempranillo at it’s best
Flavours and spices which was exceptional with lamb rack
Fabulous!

Took some time to open but a wonderful expression of soft subtle Tempranillo at it’s best
Flavours and spices which was exceptional with lamb rack
Fabulous!

Oct 27th, 2021
Adam Gäfvert

Mycket utvecklad med tydliga fatdrag. Fruktig, oliver, lagerblad, tanin. Känns väldigt mycket i peak nu. Skulle inte lagra längre.

Mycket utvecklad med tydliga fatdrag. Fruktig, oliver, lagerblad, tanin. Känns väldigt mycket i peak nu. Skulle inte lagra längre.

Oct 26th, 2019
Scott Soren

Just a baby. Extremely tight when first opened. 45 min later lent to a fragrant aroma out of the glass. Higher acidity but luscious mouth feel. Tannins not integrating yet. Never unhappy to have this but 10+ years would go a long way

Just a baby. Extremely tight when first opened. 45 min later lent to a fragrant aroma out of the glass. Higher acidity but luscious mouth feel. Tannins not integrating yet. Never unhappy to have this but 10+ years would go a long way

Aug 11th, 2019