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1970 Vega Sicilia Único (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Bodegas Vega Sicilia vega-sicilia.com   details
Appellation: Ribera del Duero - Castilla y León - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$294.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 11, 2008 , Dexter Holtkamp
96 points "Color: deep; Nose: intense; Aromas: buttery, spicy, red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: well balanced; The 1970 is showing stronger and stronger every time I taste it; at the moment I give it an edge over the 1968; ruby colour with purole light red edge; incredible superconcentrated nose with aromas of blueberries, plums, vanilla and licorice; on the palate medium acidity, velvetly ripe tannins and exellent concentration and focus; this has the necessary structure and extract to age effortlessly for 20 + years; for me the 1970 along with the 1968 are the most promising wines Vega Sicilia has released since the 1942; it is also interesting that the 1970 I.M.O. is the wine that anounces the change in style and vinification that is evident in the younger vintages: more focus on freshness, cleanness and elegance and less of the volatile acidity and porty aromas of the past; this is the signature of Mariano Garcia (Vegas´s winemaker). " Best 2000-2025
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