Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2005

$315

... it feels very aromatic and open, with the classical Vega Sicilia perfume of yesteryear, earthy, leafy and spicy, even if they wine was kept because of its power. It's still powerful, but at the same time it's elegant and has a polished mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine. My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine. My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

9.6

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Incredible wine, still ripe prime fruit, but with earthy dirt and leather, acid and tannin were so well integrated and the oak treatment is just perfection. Medium plus in finish. Crazy, delicious complex wine with unctuous flavor and taste yet with old world appeal..Paired this with various cheeses and braised short ribs. Ill take more please!

Incredible wine, still ripe prime fruit, but with earthy dirt and leather, acid and tannin were so well integrated and the oak treatment is just perfection. Medium plus in finish. Crazy, delicious complex wine with unctuous flavor and taste yet with old world appeal..Paired this with various cheeses and braised short ribs. Ill take more please!

9.5

Brad Hemmer Delectable Pro

Lively acidity, forest floor, leather.

Lively acidity, forest floor, leather.

9.5

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

La Presidenta

La Presidenta

Ron Siegel

Rich, dense that is open & approachable showing dark fruits, licorice, vanilla spice, dried tea, herbs, smoke & tar.

Rich, dense that is open & approachable showing dark fruits, licorice, vanilla spice, dried tea, herbs, smoke & tar.

9.5

Marvin Liu

NYE wine brought over by neighbor. Really nice wine, enjoyed very much.

NYE wine brought over by neighbor. Really nice wine, enjoyed very much.

9.6

Erica Harrop

Voluptuous velvety raspberry developing oak flavors. Perfect balance. Amazed, want another tonight.

Voluptuous velvety raspberry developing oak flavors. Perfect balance. Amazed, want another tonight.

10

John Van Trijp

Unico in the glass.....Kobe on the plate.....it doesn’t get much better than this....

Unico in the glass.....Kobe on the plate.....it doesn’t get much better than this....

9.7

Charles Hudson

Well damn

Well damn

9.2

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