Vega Sicilia Unico 2012 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Vega Sicilia Unico 2012 750ml
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Vega Sicilia Unico 2012

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Category Red Wine
Region 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.
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.

James Suckling
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Berry, smoke, violet and sandalwood aromas follow through to a full, layered palate that shows super polished tannins that are caressing and long. It’s tight and very long. Give it two or three years to soften. Inner quote mark (8/2021)

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
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 Único is released 10 years after the harvest. They produced it with the grapes from 40 of the 210 hectares of vineyards they have, with a total of 55 separate plots and 19 different soils. It's mostly 95% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are cooled down for 24 hours and then fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was in stainless steel and the aging in 225-liter oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats for a long time as this was bottled in June 2018. 2012 is a concentrated year, warm and dry with some rain at the end of September that helped the end of the ripening process of healthy grapes with lots of color and ripe tannins. The wine has a ripe nose, with intoxicating notes of black fruit, fresh meat and blood, a spicy touch from the American oak and an earthy twist. It's a voluptuous and decadent vintage for Vega Sicilia, for those that favor years like 2006, a bit atypical, or 1999

January 2019

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