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    Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva Tinto 1999
    Tempranillo - Ribera del Duero, Spain

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    • ST96
    • WS94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator, 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Varietal: Tempranillo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 105901

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Color is cherry with a ruby rim. On the nose the Unico has a complex mix of aromas with fine wood tones, compote and balsam with some menthol and rosemary. In the mouth, a subtle and discreet feel, with an opulent palate but not agressive. Tones of tobacco, menthol and fine wood make this Unico a wine based the aromatic complexity and great persistence.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ruby-red. Shockingly deep in color for a ten-year-old wine. Explosive aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry, blood orange, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pure, vibrant and sweet, offering intense cherry and red berry flavors, with tangy mineral spine and an exotic smokiness. Extremely deep but energetic, with a powerful echo of minerals and singed orange on the endless finish. This is remarkably youthful but highly alluring already.

    96 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Elegant and expressive, this supple, traditional red shows cherry, floral, vanilla and mineral notes that are both harmonious and intense. Not a blockbuster, but remains fresh and alluring through the spicy finish.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 1999 Unico is a blend of 90% Tinto Fino and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 21-months in large wooden vats, twenty months in new barrel, seventeen months in semi-new barrels and then 24 months in large wooden casks. The harvest was interrupted by downpours and did not finish until November 16. It has a very intense, austere bouquet with blackberry, cedar, granite and a touch of dried orange peel. It is tightly coiled but unfurls beautifully in the glass, though it retains its rather aloof personality. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded mulberry and raspberry leaf-infused entry, with bay leaf and graphite underneath. It is linear, focused and precise. It is very harmonious, almost Claret like with great length on the finish that offers a sorbet-like freshness. 96,159 bottles produced. Drink 2016-2030+.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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