Ribera del Duero
Vega Sicilia Único 196875cl
Vega Sicilia Unico 2012
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||1968 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinto Fino|
Vega Sicilia Único 1968 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino)
- View: Vega Sicilia Único 1968 is red garnet with brick red hues. The tear of this wine is stained.
- Nose: It has intense aromas of wild berries and spices accompanied elegant burnished and snuff.
- Mouth: The palate is powerful, satiny and immersive, powerful and tannic with a beautiful expression. Retronasal aromas with very fine nose, but sharper.
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
CELLAR: Bodegas Vega Sicilia
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Vega Sicilia winery is probably the most recognized Spanish wine-growing estate on international level. It was founded by Eloy Lecanda in 1864. During its nearly 150 years of history, the owners of the winery changed but the wines always have kept their personality: concentrated, genres and very elegant. Vega Sicilia currently belongs to Alvarez Mezquíriz who bought it in 1982, looking to be at the forefront regarding the latest innovations in the process of growing, winemaking and expanding the vineyard area.More about the Winery
The 1968 has an enormous reputation, but on this occasion, it was outclassed by the 1962. It is noticeably deep in color compared to coeval vintages. There are notes of black cherry, cedar, liquorice and undergrowth, yet the overall effect is that the -68 seems a little -serious-. The palate is structured and masculine with slightly drier tannins than the 1962 that leads to a comparatively foursquare, sinewy, obdurate finish. Dare I say that it probably still needs more time? Something tells me I will one day encounter a better bottle than this.View more