Vega Sicilia Unico is bright and lush wine with notes of blackberry compote, blueberry and a background hint of granite/underbrush/garrigue. A concentrated, juicy, silky, and well-defined vintage. Medium to full-bodied palate with a rich swather of fruits of the forest. Ripe yet compact tannins lead to a long smooth finish with an almost granular material on the back palate. A true balance of beauty and a bestial nature lurking in the shadows.
Founded in 1864, 118 years before the Ribera del Duero region was demarcated, Vega Sicilia are and always have been the pace setters in the region. They are without doubt Spain’s most famous winery. Their 250 hectares of vines are planted with Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec and impressively they are the only Bodega to have their own cooperage. These staggeringly concentrated, complex and robust wines are aged for a minimum of five years in barrel before bottling.