Vega Sicilia Unico 2008

Vega Sicilia Unico 2008 Spain  Castile and Leon  Ribera del Duero Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 29983
Region: Spain, Castile and Leon, Ribera del Duero
Varietal: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2008
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
GTIN: 097985152435
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"Unico is the Vega Sicilia flagship. The qualities of the Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon in different proportions are assembled to perfection in this wine. Each provides a differentiating factor that makes the wine great in every vintage. It offers an infinite complexity that is gradually revealed, in every sip, the palate immensely silky and elegant, and has an ageing capacity that only a handful of wines in the world can claim." —winemaker
"A fresher, more mineral version of Vega, and very much Vega in character. It has a certain aroma that I cannot define that I also found in the 2011 Valbuena. The palate is surprisingly polished; the wine is quite accessible from now on, with fine tannins and a subtle thread of acidity going through the core. This is a lighter version of Único, but one style I like very much; it's a wine that should drink well throughout its life. A triumph for the vintage conditions." —Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

"Opaque ruby. Powerful, expansive aromas of cherry liqueur, cassis, pipe tobacco, incense and pungent flowers show outstanding clarity and pick up a smoky mineral quality with air. Stains the palate with concentrated dark berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that are complicated by notes of mocha, cola and Indian spices. Distinctly generous in style but there's outstanding energy here as well. The gently tannic, dark-fruit-dominated finish emphatically echoes the spice and floral notes and lingers with striking persistence. Production for this bottling was cut by over half in this challenging vintage and the result shows what can happen when severe selection is applied in the vineyard and cellar. Drinking window: 2022 - 2036." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous

"Savory flavors of tobacco, mineral, smoke and spice frame a core of cherry and pomegranate in this red. Harmonious and graceful, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Has deceptive depth and complexity. Drink now through 2028. 9,800 cases made." —Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Tempranillochicken in tomatoes, lamb stew, veal scaloppini, quail or squabAsiago, Cheddar, Havarti, or Manchegotomato sauces, Spanish dishes, or tapas
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