Ribera del Duero
Vega Sicilia Único 200875cl
Vega Sicilia Único 2008
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A unique wine like this one does not require an introduction, because it has successfully overcome all limitations to becoming a worldwide symbol. Vega Sicilia Único 2008 assembles to perfection the qualities of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon. After unique processes of winemaking and aging (it is probably one of the wines with the longest aging of the world, as it can spend almost 10 years between wood and bottle), it becomes a wine of inimitable character and style: elegant, complex, with a huge capacity to evolve. All of this has catapulted Único to the Olympus of wines and has turned it into a legend.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2008 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2030|
Description of Vega Sicilia Único 2008
Vega Sicilia Único 2008 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES OF Vega Sicilia Único 2008:
- View: ripe cherry.
- Nose: toasty aromas of wood, notes oxidative countersunk evolution.
- Mouth: great range of flavors of wood aged but clean, with dry and pleasantly bitter tannins oak, a hint of sweetness of alcohol.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
VINEYARD: Bodegas Vega Sicilia
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinto Fino.
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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
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.View more