Vega Sicilia - Unico 1999

Product Details

Vintage
1999
Colour
Red
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Producer
Vega Sicilia

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £250.00 6 btls
1 x 1.5L BI Stock IB £950.00 1 mags
1 x 1.5L BI Reserves IB £500.00 1 mags

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Neal Martin
92

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+.
-Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com #202 Aug 2012