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Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial R22Blend from Spain

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  • 98 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

98

The NV Único Reserva Especial 2022 Release is a blend of wines from 2008, 2010 and 2011, mostly Tinto Fino with some Cabernet Sauvignon mixing lots from the Único wines from those years. In the past, the blend was older vintages, but now it's wines that are around the same age as the Único. It has the complexity of mixing terroirs, vintages and grapes with parameters very similar to Único, 14.5% alcohol and good balance with a pH of 3.83 and 5.4 grams of acidity (measured in tartaric acid per liter). In the blend, they look for keeping the style of past blends, combining the more aged notes of the older wines and the freshness of the younger ones. I was very pleasantly surprised by the performance of this Reserva Especial, which seems to be going back to the character of the blends from yesteryear, with more finesse, elegance and nuance. This is perfumed, elegant, harmonious and balanced. It has very fine, already polished tannins and integrated acidity. 2008 and 2010 are cooler years, and they seem to give the blend this freshness and elegance. It has all the components, and especially the balance between all of them, to age nicely in bottle. 16,961 bottles and 201 magnums were filled in June 2018.

Product Detail

Item # 136809
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

98 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage N/A
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box