Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1970

$1225

One of Vega Sicilia's distinctive practices is to release magnums of great vintages well after the wine's initial release. Magnums of the fabulous 1970 Unico Reserva Especial have just been released. This wine boasts an elegant, complex bouquet of cedar wood, blackberries, cherry liqueur, and vanilla. Opulently-textured, with fabulous unctuosity, vivaciousness, and vigor, superb ripeness, a full-bodied, super-concentrated attack as well as lush mid-palate and finish, this seamless classic can be drunk now, or cellared for two decades. This wine was brilliant from the 750 ml format... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Intense and pretty. Dark fruit with intensity and drive. Mint on the edges, licorice... what power. This is awesome. So primary and gorgeous. A very good bottle.

Intense and pretty. Dark fruit with intensity and drive. Mint on the edges, licorice... what power. This is awesome. So primary and gorgeous. A very good bottle.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Scarlet reddish tawny color. Doesn’t look overly old. Unique nose. Notes of cranberries and figs, cola, violets and some open field brush. Rich, expands in the mouth. Amazing perfume. I had no idea what this was but someone else deduced and nailed it with their guess. I can see why this producer/bottle is in high collector demand.

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Scarlet reddish tawny color. Doesn’t look overly old. Unique nose. Notes of cranberries and figs, cola, violets and some open field brush. Rich, expands in the mouth. Amazing perfume. I had no idea what this was but someone else deduced and nailed it with their guess. I can see why this producer/bottle is in high collector demand.

9.5

Gabriella Macari Delectable Pro

Tasted this three weeks ago — can't stop thinking about it. The best Vega I've ever had. Still vibrant. Slight fruit development. So much length.

Tasted this three weeks ago — can't stop thinking about it. The best Vega I've ever had. Still vibrant. Slight fruit development. So much length.

9.5

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Excellent complexity and depth

Excellent complexity and depth

9.7

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

A great showing from a truly special wine. Will drink well for decades. Simply magnificent!

A great showing from a truly special wine. Will drink well for decades. Simply magnificent!

9.6

Mo Cherry Delectable Pro

Was lucky enough to have a perfect bottle Le of this tonight...with brisket, no less! Perfect pairing!

Was lucky enough to have a perfect bottle Le of this tonight...with brisket, no less! Perfect pairing!

9.6

Dan Fredman Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

Great bottle of the 1970, seamless, long and complex.

Great bottle of the 1970, seamless, long and complex.

9.8

Rick Beard Delectable Pro

Owner Groezinger Wine Merchant

Bright AND deep with a super sexy finish. Very alive and well. A true pleasure and honor to drink. Luscious red fruit bordering on black cherry.

Bright AND deep with a super sexy finish. Very alive and well. A true pleasure and honor to drink. Luscious red fruit bordering on black cherry.

10

Jim Knight Delectable Pro

Crazy good!

Crazy good!

9.8

Lauren Domenech Delectable Pro

Twinsies! 1970 & 1982 Both show stoppers showing the magic of Ribera del Duero

Twinsies! 1970 & 1982 Both show stoppers showing the magic of Ribera del Duero

10

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