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2006 Vega Sicilia UnicoTempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz from Spain

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"Like UNICO 2005, UNICO 2006 was bottle aged for an additional two years and rewards us with an ample, profound, silky wine to keep in memory."- Winery...

  • 100 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 98 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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100

"Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me of the gorgeous 1991 or 1964. Drink forever. A wine that you want to spend time with."

98 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The iconic wine from Vega Sicilia in the market in 2018 is the 2006 Único, which was released after the sale of the 2007 and 2008 vintages because they thought it needed more time in bottle. 2006 was an early vintage, with the harvest beginning the 9th of September. This year the bottled blend is 94% Tinto Fino, the local strain of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a long élevage, around ten years split between new and old barriques (French and American), in 20,000-liter oak vats and bottle. It had a very developed and classical nose, very expressive, ripe and exuberant with an herbal twist, combining classical and modern characteristics and with a good balance between youth and development. It's a more classical expression of the Vega Sicilia character, closer to the wines from yesteryear than the last few vintages. It has to be one of the best recent vintages of Único, for me clearly better than 2005. This 2006 was bottled in June 2012. 93,993 bottles, 2,552 magnums, 165 double magnums and six imperials were produced. In 2019 they will release the 2009."

Product Description:

"Like UNICO 2005, UNICO 2006 was bottle aged for an additional two years and rewards us with an ample, profound, silky wine to keep in memory."- Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105443
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

100 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

98 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2006
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb