2004

Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva

D.O.

Vega Sicilia

Description

2004 Vega Sicilia "Unico" Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero

Wine Enthusiast
Lightly baked and hinting at raisin and fine herbs, the bouquet on this benchmark Spanish red enfolds aromas of tobacco, moss and ripe tomato. In the mouth, it’s elegant and silky but also full and expansive. Flavors of baked berry fruits, baking spices, herbs and cocoa finish with a light coating of toast. This is an amazingly complete, exemplary wine that’s just entering its prime. If past vintages of Unico are an indication, it will age well through 2035. (MS)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Moving on to the big guns, the 2004 Unico is truly spectacular, in line with the 1970 and 1994. It’s a blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Unico has a unique long aging, in the case of the 2004, 15 months in 20,000-liter vats, 25 month in new barrels, 17 months in used barrels and a further 26 months in the big oak vats. It has complex notes of tobacco, cedar wood and blackberries, and shows very good balance between power and elegance as well as perfect ripeness. It has a similar profile to the 1994, but there’s ten years difference in experience and technical knowledge. There is nuance; there is detail, filigree, balance, harmony and complexity. There is a fine texture. In short, it is a great, world-class wine, a superb vintage for Unico … This is approachable now, but it’s a shame to drink so soon. It will age for a very long time, as it has the balance and harmony to do so, and it will develop more complexity with time. But if the single harvest Unico is fantastic, the multi-vintage blend could be even better as it also plays with the benefit of extra aging time. (LG)

Vinous
Inky ruby: doesn't look like a ten-year old wine. A heady, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, vanilla, pipe tobacco, new leather and potpourri, with a subtle mineral flourish. Spicy, sweet and expansive, offering palate-staining cherry compote and cassis flavors with exotic violet and chewing tobacco qualities. Deepens and gains spiciness on the smooth, gently tannic finish, which lingers with superb focus and tenacity. (JR)

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 2004
Grape variety Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level D.O.
Origin Ribera del Duero (ES)
Alcoholic content 14% vol
Fermentation Wooden barrel
CHF 495.00 CHF 660.00/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • decanter 100

  • guiaPenin 97

  • jancisRobinson 19

  • nealMartin 97

  • robertParker 97

  • wineEnthusiast 98

  • wineSpectator 94

Producer

  • Vega Sicilia
  • Spanien / Ribera del Duero
  • Valbuena de Duero
    47359 Valladolid