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Unico (75 cl.)

Unico 2008 (75 cl.)

Domain : Vega Sicilia Watch this domain
Appellation : D.O. Ribera del Duero View this appellation
Region : Castilla y León Watch this region
Category : Red wine View this category
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Assemblage : 90% Tinto Fino, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size : 75 cl.
Year : 2008
Bottle stopper : Kurk
Alcohol percentage : 14%
Pack unit : 6
Taste profile : Red wine : powerfull, complex, rich, aging potential
Reviews
: 96/100 R.Parker, The Wine Advocate

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 ...

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.

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Description

This is the flagship go the estate. In the good vintages, the Unico represents one third of its total production.
The prestigious cuvée has always been made the same way; the ageing process has never changed: the wien cannot be sold before it is 10 years old.
The grapes of Unico come from older vines (average: 35 years) and the cuvée is only made in the best vintages.

Vinification

After fermentation, the wine stays for some time in large wooden vats. This is where and when its future is determined: Unico or Valbuena.
The superior qualities (Unico) will be aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels, then in American oak barrels for a duration which varies according to the vintage.
Then the wine is put back into the larger vats.
Unico is bottled after 6 years of ageing, on average. Then it is left to ripen in the bottle for at least 4 years.
In the greater vintages, Unico can stay longer in the oak - up to 9 years.

Tasting analysis

The key words here are concentration, complexity and length.
Red and black fruit - blackcurrant, strawberry, cherry, plum, mint, figs, spices, moka, licorice, coconut, chocolate.
In tastings, Unico and Reserva Especial always feel 20 or 30 years younger than they are, mainly thanks to the underlying acidity typical of the Tempranillo.

Storage potential

30 years.

Serving

Serve at 18°C, in a large glass, after
decanting for 5 hours (at least during the first 5 years after bottling).

Dish suggestions

Meat

  • beef
  • deer/roe (game)
  • lamsvlees

Cooking methods

  • fried
  • grilled
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