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2004 Vega Sicilia Unico

"Similar in style to the 1994 Unico, winemaker Pablo Alvarez described 2004 as a textbook vintage"

2004 Vega Sicilia Unico

"Similar in style to the 1994 Unico, winemaker Pablo Alvarez described 2004 as a textbook vintage"

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2004 Vega Sicilia Unico

"Similar in style to the 1994 Unico, winemaker Pablo Alvarez described 2004 as a textbook vintage"

Wine Enthusiast we98 Jancis Robinson jr19.5 Robert Parker r97

Description

"Moving on to the big guns, the 2004 Unico is truly spectacular, in line with the 1970 and 1994. It's a blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Unico has a unique long aging, in the case of the 2004, 15 months in 20,000-liter vats, 25 month in new barrels, 17 months in used barrels and a further 26 months in the big oak vats. It has complex notes of tobacco, cedar wood and blackberries, and shows very good balance between power and elegance as well as perfect ripeness. It has a similar profile to the 1994, but there's ten years difference in experience and technical knowledge. There is nuance; there is detail, filigree, balance, harmony and complexity This is approachable now, but it's a shame to drink so soon. It will age for a very long time, as it has the balance and harmony to do so, and it will develop more complexity with time. Drink 2016-2029. But if the single harvest Unico is fantastic, the multi-vintage blend could be even better as it also plays with the benefit of extra aging time. eRobertParker.comDark purplish crimson. Actually this smells more obviously ripe and opulent than the 2005, perhaps because of its seductive and already complex undertow. Beautiful completeness. So beautifully balanced that it is already alluring, even if it refines and dries a bit on the finish. Really stunning explosive! Mineral finish. Jancis Robinson MW"

BrandVega Sicilia

RegionRibera del Duero

VarietalTempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

Size750ml

Vintage2004

CountrySpain