2002 Vega Sicilia Unico
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • W&S 94
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • IWC 92

Reg: $345.00

$289.94

This product is
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Reg: $345.00

$289.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
Having skipped over releasing a 2001 due to frost damage the 2002 Unico is a result of a severe selection as attested by the label which shows that just 42932 bottles were produced instead of 108536 in 2000. It has an... Having skipped over releasing a 2001 due to frost damage the 2002 Unico is a result of a severe selection as attested by the label which shows that just 42932 bottles were produced instead of 108536 in 2000. It has an incredibly intense nose much more linear and focused than the more flamboyant 2000 with scents of dark cherry creme de cassis and a touch of honey and melted dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight grainy texture on the entry a hint of cooked meat inflecting the layers of toasty dark berry fruit. It is very harmonious and perhaps at this juncture edgier and grittier than the millennial Unico. It is less opulent and more structured than the 2000 but is a more cerebral wine. Drink 2020-2040+.
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2013
A selection of tinto fino from vines over 40 years old (some close to 90) blended with a small percentage of cabernet and merlot, this red comes from a careful selection of grapes in a very rainy harvest. And the results... A selection of tinto fino from vines over 40 years old (some close to 90) blended with a small percentage of cabernet and merlot, this red comes from a careful selection of grapes in a very rainy harvest. And the results are brilliant. Here the aromas of chocolate and sweet spice blend with scents of black cherries and nuts; the wine is vibrant in acidity, but also powerful and sweet, like oranges dipped in chocolate.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Maturing now, this polished red offers cherry, herbal, tobacco and menthol flavors over firm, well-integrated tannins, ending with a long finish of cedar and florwers. Graceful and harmonious. Drink now through 2016... Maturing now, this polished red offers cherry, herbal, tobacco and menthol flavors over firm, well-integrated tannins, ending with a long finish of cedar and florwers. Graceful and harmonious. Drink now through 2016. 3,500 cases made. –TM
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2003
20% of Cabernet and those unknown grapes spice the Tempranillo this year. Tasted straight after the Valbuena of the same vintage this nose was immediately much more compelling. Taut, exciting, multi-faceted, the wine... 20% of Cabernet and those unknown grapes spice the Tempranillo this year. Tasted straight after the Valbuena of the same vintage this nose was immediately much more compelling. Taut, exciting, multi-faceted, the wine seemed quite different from older vintages - maybe simply because I have never tasted older vintages at this early stage - but I couldn't help but see the resemblance to the smooth richness of Pomerol. Compared with the Toro wine though, this has much more savouriness. 18+/20
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2012
Bright ruby. Smoky floral-accented aromas of redcurrant cherry pit and plum with a peppery topnote. Sweet and open-knit offering musky red fruit and floral pastille flavors and notes of mocha and succulent herbs. Shows... Bright ruby. Smoky floral-accented aromas of redcurrant cherry pit and plum with a peppery topnote. Sweet and open-knit offering musky red fruit and floral pastille flavors and notes of mocha and succulent herbs. Shows very good depth and power for the vintage finishing smooth sweet and long. Not the greatest Vega by any means but highly successful for 2002 and you can actually enjoy it right now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Sub-region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2002
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Unico is Vega Sicilia’s flagship wine, made from varying proportions of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each provides a differentiating factor that makes the wine great in every vintage.

Unico remains true to a clear and well-defined style, with an inimitable character, elegance, and strength. It has a unique and timeless quality that has elevated it among the aristocracy of the great classic wines. Infinitely complex, the wine is silky and elegant, with an aging capacity that only a handful of wines in the world can claim.

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”.