Vega Sicilia Unico 2013 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Vega Sicilia Unico 2013 750ml
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Vega Sicilia Unico 2013

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Category Red Wine
Origin Spain, Ribera del Duero
Brand Vega Sicilia
Alcohol/vol 14%
Regaining Unico ́s traditional cycle, we once again release this year ́s UNICO, ten years after its harvest. A generous, potent vintage providing an expressive, profound, rich wine. This wine is ready to drink now holding a potential ageing window of approximately 40-60 years if kept in ideal conditions: constant temperature of 12-14 oC and 60% relative humidity. Optimum drinking temperature is 18 oC.
James Suckling
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This has a polished and complex nose of poached plums, dark cherries, tea leaves, graphite, milk chocolate and a touch of caramel. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm yet creamy tannins. Caressing, seductive and ripe, but with underlying freshness. 97% tempranillo and 3% cabernet sauvignon. Tasted from magnum. The normal bottle will be released 2023 and the magnum in 2025. Try after 2023.

Station Plaza Wine
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Tasted this at the Wine Spectator Experience and it blew me away. Ten years old and tasted like a baby, full of fresh vibrant fruit that had a finish for days. Light mocha, tobacco and mint with a fig kicker.

Kevin Kingston
Wine Advocate
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I had already tasted the 2013 Único from magnum in a vertical tasting of all the magnums ever produced and was quite impressed by it (and the still unreleased 2014 that should be available in 2024). 2013 saw a rainy harvest, and the wine is subtle, elegant and fresh, complex, silky and with precision. The wine matured in 225-liter barrels in an initial phase and then in 22,000-liter oak vats until it was bottled in June 2019. This year, the final blend was 97% Tinto Fino and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon with a little less alcohol, 14%, and a pH of 3.78 and 5.2 grams of acidity, fresh and balanced, more elegant and subtler. Único often transcends the character of the vintage and doesn't follow the norm in the region, and the 2013 is a good example of that. It was a very rainy and complicated vintage; they harvested quite quickly to avoid botrytis, and while other people waited for concentration, they did not, and their approach clearly paid back. It's aromatic and floral, less dense than the 2012, subtler, more expressive and more elegant. It's clean and fresh, tasty, with very fine tannins. It's a big surprise for the vintage and one of the finest Únicos in the last few years. 76,476 bottles, 3,658 magnums and some larger formats produced, the shortest crop since 2009.

Wine Spectator
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This is at once fresh and elegant on first impression, with lovely hints of fragrant Turkish bazaar spices, game and dried mint lacing the crème de cassis, violet, and black and red licorice notes. Gliding across the palate, buoyed by fresh acidity and sculpted tannins, this expands to show deep notes of tarry smoke, fig cake, espresso and iron alongside the appealing fruit and spice. Long and creamy, offering both power and grace. Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2037. 7,349 cases made, 601 cases imported.

June 2019

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