Vega Sicilia Único 2005

Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero)


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Vega Sicilia is the maker of this Vega Sicilia Único 2005 (£260.95), a red wine from Ribera del Duero that is made of tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and tinto fino of 2005 and has an alcoholic strength of 14%. The Vega Sicilia Único 2005 is the ideal red to combine with foie and game. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this red according to Drinks&Co users while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 96 and peñín: 95.
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Vega Sicilia único 2005 comes from the oldest vineyards of the property and is among the "legend" wines that every amateur should try at least once in his life.

Ideal for storage, which in optimal conditions can last up to 60 years, shows an "infinite" complexity in each sip, not in vain is it one of the wines with the longest aging period in the world. It stands out for its elegance, firmness and aging capacity.

Vega Sicilia Único 2005 is also a wine which perfectly combines the qualities of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon in different proportions. Each of them contributes, in each vintage, a differentiating element that makes it great.

This exceptional wine will be a perfect companion of hunting dishes major and minor, wild boar, venison, roe deer, red meats, roasts, stews or roast lamb. Production of this vintage of 93,545 Bordeaux, 2,391 magnum, 146 double magnum and 6 imperial.

Technical sheet · Vega Sicilia Único

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2005 Other vintages
Appellation:Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León,Spain)
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP96GP95
Grapes: Tinto Fino (94%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%), Tempranillo
Pairing: StartersMeatBarbecuePâté or foie grasRoastBraised BeefRed meatGameFoie
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Consumption Temp.: 17-18ºC
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Description · Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia Único 2005 (Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES OF Vega Sicilia Único 2005:

  • View: intense ripe cherry red, bright edge.
  • Nose: very pure and elegant, dark berry, blackberry, Granada and a touch of orange blossom.
  • Mouth: a pure and quite acidic entrance and a touch of spice, notes of blackberry, sloe, dates and citrus peel, a silky smooth texture in the final.

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.

VINEYARD: Bodegas Vega Sicilia

GRAPES: Tempranillo 94% and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

AGEING: more than six years in barrels of American and French oak barrels of 225 liters and 20,000 liters capacity.

WINE PAIRING: Roasted red meat, big game, red meat grilled, roasted lamb, small game, Iberian ham.



Vega Sicilia

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...

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Experts · Vega Sicilia Único 2005

  • Robert Parker


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Posted on at 14.46


Vega Sicilia Único 2005

VEGA SICILIA - UNICO 2005: A legendary vintage! A true reference wines in Spain, the worldwide reputation of Vega Sicilia wines is second to none. And yet, the talent and the quality of its wines continue to dazzle! The proof with Unico 2005. True banner of House Vega Sicilia Unico 2005 from a...
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Posted on at 07.18


Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva 2005

On the nose, red fruit and green pepper. The flavour doesn't go out right away.
I would recommend it.
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Posted on at 04.05


I had it alone. I had tried Vega Sicilia Único with some wine enthusiasts.
The Vega Sicilia Único offers wonderful tinges. Strong smell of berries. Taste of blackberries and wild fruits.
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Posted on at 03.47


Vega Sicilia Único 2005: Layer medium-high ruby ​​with mahogany trim. Exuberant nose red fruits wild bilberry and blackcurrant type; tightly integrated wood notes. Unique high roundness. In...
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Posted on at 03.50


Fine Tinto 94%, 6% Cabernet sauvignon

Country Spain
Alcohol content: 14º
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Posted on at 13.11


Gran reserva red wine from the Ribera del Duero region produced by Bodegas Vega Sicilia Tempranillo 100%. It maridará well with stewed red meat and hunting. Window more convenient consumption will...
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Posted on at 04.29


2005 The One in particular is an extremely elegant wine, much more than expected considering that has been deliberately retained by the hold so far because of their more structured style. Tannins...
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Posted on at 14.59


Vega Sicilia became a part of the Alvarez family life in 1982. Since then it has been producing a solid growth, constant, with the incorporation of wines from different wine regions, new approach...
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Posted on at 10.59


Vega Sicilia Único is the patriarch and forerunner of a line of exceptional wines, forged over time, whose survival distinguishes them and gives a special character. With an inimitable, strong and...
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Posted on at 04.11


Box contents: 1 bottle (wooden box). Grape varieties (%): 92% Ink fine, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Preparation: Aged 10 years. Volume of alcohol: 13.5%. Serving temperature: 16-18º C. Food pairing:...
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Posted on at 10.57


- Unico, 'the only one', is one of the greatest classics of Spanish wines and one of the greatest red wines in the world
- It seems completely detached from each primary aromatik all the finest...
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Reviews about Vega Sicilia Único 2006



This harmonious red is balanced and deep, offering ripe plum and currant flavors, with black pepper, tobacco, licorice and mineral accents. Delivers plenty of structure, with well-integrated...
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Reviews about Vega Sicilia Único 2004



A very large in Spain. Magnificent !
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Reviews about Vega Sicilia Único 2000

Guía Peñín
Guía Peñín


Peñín Guide 2011 rating
- Tasting notes: Colour: deep cherry. Nose: spicy, old leather, complex,
ripe fruit, waxy notes. Palate: fleshy, complex, good structure,
fruity, powerful, flavourful
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Reviews about Vega Sicilia Único 1999

Guía Peñín
Guía Peñín


Peñín Guide 2010 Review
 - Tasting notes: Ruby red with garnet rim. Aroma: ripe
Fruit, toasty, chocolate. Palate
complex, ripe fruit, ripe tannins, dark sweet
 - Points: 94
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