Vega Sicilia - Unico 1962
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Tasting Notes and Scores
The 1962 Unico offers an ethereal, complex perfume leading to an elegant, spicy, dowager of a wine that is a bit dry in the finish.
Bodegas Vega Sicilia remains a benchmark for the world’s great red wines. The Valbuena bottling receives 3 years in barrel and 2 years in bottle prior to release. On the occasion of my visit in May 2010, the three Reserva Especials already in bottle and awaiting release were tasted side by side. They are identified (for the purposes of this review only) as the 2013 Release, the 2012 Release, and the 2011 Release. I was not told what vintages are in each bottling but it actually makes little difference. The Reserva Especials are blended to a house style designed to reflect Vega Sicilia at its very best. The vagaries of vintage (as reflected in Unico) are blended away leaving a wine that is, in my opinion, better than any of the single vintage wines with the possible exception of the 1942.
-Jay Miller, Wine Advocate #189 Jun 2010
The 1962 has been a consistently gorgeous wine. In this vertical tasting, the 1962, while fabulously complex, succulent, and rich, tasted less mature and more backward than either the 1964 or 1966. The wine has lost little of its deep, saturated, dark ruby color. A huge, fragrant bouquet combining jammy red and black fruits, herbs, vanillin, smoke, and cedar is followed by a full-bodied wine with sweet, generous flavors, light tannin, and a finish that lasts for 30-40 seconds. This knock-out Unico is fully mature, yet remains fresh, vibrant, and lively. It will last for at least 15-20 more years. Drink: 1995 - 2015
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #97 Feb 1995