Unico 2008

Vega Sicilia Unico 2008


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Tempranillo 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2058
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
Jancis Robinson: 19+/20
Parker: 96/100
Galloni: 96/100
Spanien, Ribera del Duero
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Unico 2008


Lobenberg: Dunkle Beeren, etwas Pfefferwürze, auch Tabak und Teer. Dieser Dreiklang aus Würzigkeit, reifer Frucht und erdigen Noten zieht sich auch am Gaumen fort. Ein unglaublich anspruchsvoller und doch süffiger Rotwein von einem der besten Häuser. Das ist DER Wein der Ribera del Duero und noch vor Riojas Tondonia DER Vorzeigewein Spaniens. Non plus ultra! 97-98/100


Jancis Robinson über: Unico

-- Jancis Robinson: -- Robinson: Deep garnet with a wide smudgy rim. Spicy and laced with sweet chocolate. A certain untamed quality to the fine dark fruit. Peppery and highly seasoned but that doesn’t batter the fruit, which is more like blackberry than cherry or cassis. As on several of the wines from this stable, there’s a savoury dark-olive quality. Tannins are thick, resolved but not yet fine/elegant. Still remarkably not ready for the fullest expression of pleasure but it is clearly moving towards refinement and already has wonderful length. (JH) 19+/100


Parker über: Unico

-- Parker: 2008 was a challenging vintage in Ribera del Duero, a vintage marked by a severe frost on September 24th. The vineyards of Vega Sicilia were saved by some anti-frost burners that really made the difference. Even though, there are only some 70,000 bottles of 2008 Único, a wine that will be released around March 2016 after the 2007, and before they sell 2005 and 2006. It's 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.


Galloni über: Unico

-- Galloni: 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. Speaking of tough years, the 2002 version of this iconic wine, from a vintage that has been ignored at best and vilified at worst, is drinking beautifully right now. In fact, it appears to have just entered its drinking window: its fruit is still a bit on the youthful side while its tannins have begun to recede. Like this 2008, it's a textbook example of what great vineyards, diligent farming and serious winemaking can accomplish under difficult circumstances. 96/100

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