NV Vega Sicilia 2018 Release Unico Reserva Especial
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
NV Vega Sicilia 2018 Release Unico Reserva Especial
  • DC 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • VN 95

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Reg: $550.00

$475.00

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 17 btls
ETA: Oct. 2022

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DC 96
Decanter, December 2017
Showing glorious maturity, this is a Vega Sicilia to luxuriate in. It's a traditional cross-vintage blend - in this case composed of 58 barrels including 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages, left to develop together then...   Showing glorious maturity, this is a Vega Sicilia to luxuriate in. It's a traditional cross-vintage blend - in this case composed of 58 barrels including 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages, left to develop together then refreshed by some 2007. The aromas are generous, all forest floor, pine needles and brambles. The palate is equally bold and structured with a firm grip of tannin running through, and top notes of freshness. Underneath, there's a savoury layer of truffle, and a very long, elegant, saline finish. The very essence of Vega Sicilia. (Drink between 2019-2030)  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
A non-vintage blend of three different years and released in 2018, the NV Único Reserva Especial 2018 Release is composed of a blend of 58 barrels from the vintages 2005, 2006 and 2007, younger vintages than the Reserva...   A non-vintage blend of three different years and released in 2018, the NV Único Reserva Especial 2018 Release is composed of a blend of 58 barrels from the vintages 2005, 2006 and 2007, younger vintages than the Reserva Especial bottlings from yesteryear. It feels young and not that far away from the current vintage of Único, 2006, which is released at the same time as this. It's mostly Tempranillo with some Cabernet Sauvignon, where the aim is to keep a constant character across the different releases. It has a classical profile, with polished tannins and nice subtlety. Comparing it with the 2006 Único, it doesn't seem to have the same elegance, depth and complexity. - Luis Gutiérrez  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, June 2018
This red is medium-bodied but dense, offering old-school elegance, with cherry, tobacco, tea and baking spice flavors that show notes of underbrush and loamy earth. Balanced, with firm tannins and orange peel acidity. A...   This red is medium-bodied but dense, offering old-school elegance, with cherry, tobacco, tea and baking spice flavors that show notes of underbrush and loamy earth. Balanced, with firm tannins and orange peel acidity. A blend of multiple vintages: 2005, 2006 and 2007. Drink now through 2026. 1,450 cases made.  
VN 95
Vinous, February 2021
Inky ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe and red and dark berries, pipe tobacco, cola, mocha and incense, and a smoky mineral nuance gains strength as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with sweet blueberry...   Inky ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe and red and dark berries, pipe tobacco, cola, mocha and incense, and a smoky mineral nuance gains strength as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with sweet blueberry liqueur, cherry cola, candied violet and spicecake flavors that smoothly blend richness and energy. Shows no rough edges and finishes extremely long and sappy, with resonating florality and fine-grained tannins that lend gentle closing grip. This is the 2018 release of this non-vintage blend. -- Josh Raynolds  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Sub-region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage NV
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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”.