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2000 Vega Sicilia Reserva (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Bodegas Vega Sicilia   details
Appellation: Ribera del Duero - Castilla y León - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
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Tasting Notes:
rated: October 28, 2011 , dmarano
98 points "In the absence of a 2001 Unico, Vega Sicilia has re-released the 2000 Unico which I reviewed in Issue 189. The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices, lavender, incense, truffle, and confiture of black fruits are compelling. Sweet, forward, rich, and hedonistic, it nevertheless has the balance and structure to continue evolving for another 5-10 years. In strong vintages Vega Sicilia drinks well at age 50 and I would expect the same of the 2000. Bodegas Vega Sicilia’s Valbuena receives 3 years in barrel and 2 years in bottle prior to release. Each year Vega Sicilia releases a small amount of a multi-vintage Unico Reserva Especial blended to reflect the house style of Vega Sicilia at its very best. The vagaries of vintage are blended away leaving a wine that is, in my opinion, better than any of the single vintage wines except in the very greatest years. It is a fascinating exercise to taste the Unico beside the Reserva Especial. " Best 2016-2046
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