Vega Sicilia

Unico 2005


voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2055
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 97/100
Galloni: 97/100
Parker: 96/100
Spanien, Ribera del Duero
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Galloni über: Unico

-- Galloni: Saturated ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of fresh ripe red fruits, floral oils, pipe tobacco and incense take on sexy vanilla and woodsmoke nuances as the wine opens up. Densely packed yet shockingly lithe on the palate, offering intense cherry liqueur, red currant and spicecake flavors given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Shows superb energy and clarity, finishing sweet, smoky and extremely long; velvety tannins add gentle grip. 97/100


Parker über: Unico

-- Parker: Neal Martin had already tasted the 2005 Único in 2012, before I joined The Wine Advocate, but then they released 2007 and 2008 before and the 2005 has been kept until now, as they thought the vintage required some more time in bottle. It's mostly Tempranillo with some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and aged for almost six years in 225-liter French and American oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats. The extra time in bottle has helped the wine to develop its bouquet, and it feels very aromatic and open, with the classical Vega Sicilia perfume of yesteryear, earthy, leafy and spicy, even if they wine was kept because of its power. It's still powerful, but at the same time it's elegant and has a polished mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins. 96/100

Wine Enthusiast über: Unico

-- Wine Enthusiast: Earthy, spicy plum and berry aromas here suggest full ripeness. Tight, scratchy tannins lend the otherwise soft and ripe palate some grip. Lightly oaked flavors of tobacco, dried cherry and raspberry grow more chocolaty and raisiny on the finish. This is an Unico to drink over the next dozen years. 95/100

Wine Spectator über: Unico

-- Wine Spectator: This polished red offers flavors of tobacco, cedar and leather, with a core of cherry and tea. Firm tannins support the thick, smooth texture, while lively acidity keeps this balanced. Harmonious and long. 95/100

Penin über: Unico

-- Penin: Sauerkirschrot im Glas. Elegant-würzige Aromen und feine Reduktionsnoten. Reifes Obst mit feiner Mineralik. Ausdrucksvoll. Am Gaumen würzig, elegant und ausgewogen mit feinkörnigen Tanninen. Langes Finish. 95/100

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Vega Sicilia ist eine lebende Legende. Der Unico, Spitzenwein des Hauses, gehört schon unzählige Jahre zu den größten Weinen der Welt und ist in einem Atemzug zu nennen mit den 1er Crus aus Bordeaux und dem Grange von Penfolds zu nennen. Diese Weine sind von unerreichter Seidigkeit und Finesse und...