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1999 Vega Sicilia Unico

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST96
  • WA95
  • WS94

Reviews

ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
($450) Ruby-red. Shockingly deep in color for a ten-year-old wine. Explosive aromas of cherry compote black raspberry blood orange Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pure vibrant and sweet offering intense cherry and red... ($450) Ruby-red. Shockingly deep in color for a ten-year-old wine. Explosive aromas of cherry compote black raspberry blood orange Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pure vibrant and sweet offering intense cherry and red berry flavors with tangy mineral spine and an exotic smokiness. Extremely deep but energetic with a powerful echo of minerals and singed orange on the endless finish. This is remarkably youthful but highly alluring already.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 1999 Unico delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoke pencil lead violets leather incense black cherry and blackberry. Already complex on the palate thanks to its lengthy upbringing this opulent wine has layers of black... The 1999 Unico delivers an ethereal bouquet of smoke pencil lead violets leather incense black cherry and blackberry. Already complex on the palate thanks to its lengthy upbringing this opulent wine has layers of black fruit flavor impeccable balance and another twenty years of life ahead. It is being re-released this year because there is no 2001.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.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Elegant and expressive this supple traditional red shows cherry floral vanilla and mineral notes that are both harmonious and intense. Not a blockbuster but remains fresh and alluring through the spicy finish. Drink now... Elegant and expressive this supple traditional red shows cherry floral vanilla and mineral notes that are both harmonious and intense. Not a blockbuster but remains fresh and alluring through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2014. 8500 cases made