2000 Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • IWC 95

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices lavender incense truffle and confiture of black fruits are compelling. Sweet forward rich and... The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices lavender incense truffle and confiture of black fruits are compelling. Sweet forward rich and hedonistic it nevertheless has the balance and structure to continue evolving for another 5-10 years. In strong vintages Vega Sicilia drinks well at age 50 and I would expect the same of the 2000. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2010
Deep red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant dried cherry potpourri and spicecake. Silky in texture and alluringly spherical offering seamless red fruit and floral pastille flavors and late notes of blood orange and Asian... Deep red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant dried cherry potpourri and spicecake. Silky in texture and alluringly spherical offering seamless red fruit and floral pastille flavors and late notes of blood orange and Asian spices. Nothing heavy or fat here and yet this delivers the impact of a large-scaled wine. The finish is expansive and extremely persistent leaving notes of rose and sweet red fruits behind. I find this to be drinking extremely well now but have no doubt that it will live a long life on its balance. -JR
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Sub-region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2000

Winery

Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia, one of Spain’s most famous and legendary wine estates, is located in Ribera del Duero, in the Valbuena de Duero in the province of Valladolid, Castilla y Leon. Founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lacanda y Chaves, who brought cuttings of Bordelaise varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Noir from Bordeaux, the estate changed hands several times before it was purchased in 1982 by the Alvarez family. This marked the beginning of one of the most prosperous periods in the history of the company.

A large estate of nearly 1,000 hectares, just 210 hectares are planted to vines which have been grown on the Vega Sicilia estate for over a hundred years. The vines, with an average age of 35 years, are planted to three varieties: Tempranillo (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and are used to produce Vega Sicilia Unico and Valbuena, as well as wine for their sister property, Bodegas Alion.

Founded on an unwavering commitment to quality and the pursuit of excellence, Vega Sicilia’s guiding principle is that “the best wine is still to be made”.