Vega Sicilia Unico 2004 Magnum 150 cl Wooden Gift Box

It is the Vega Sicilia flagship. The qualities of the Tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon in different proportions are assembled to perfection in this wine. Each provides a differentiating factor that makes the wine great in every vintage.

The vines are grown on plots where the land is located at the point between the slopes down from the wasteland and the alluvial plain. The soil nearest the surface is made out of fine colluvial deposits from the hillside with small fragment of limestone. There is abundant quartz gravel deeper down in a sandy main soil. There are many angular limestone boulders on the surface.

Red wine made in controlled fermentation using native yeast in wooden tanks. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in wood.

After its fermentation, its goes through what is probably the world’s longest ageing of a red wine, almost 10 years between wood and bottle. The different stages take place in different types of barrel: American and French wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000-litre vats, each batch is what determines the type of wood and the time spent in each container.

After the stage in the wood, it is aged in the bottle to complete a long and complex ageing process. It will normally spend 6 years in wood and three in the bottle.

The different elements in its preparation are fine-tuned in the search of the master line that has guided the wine. Único remains true to a clear and well-defined style, with an inimitable character and style; elegance, strength, ageing capacity… A unique and timeless taste that has elevated it to among the aristocracy of the great classic wines.

It offers an infinite complexity that is gradually revealed, in every sip, the palate immensely silky and elegant, and has an ageing capacity that only a handful of wines in the world can claim.

 

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Description

To the eye, cherry red, pillory with ruby ​​borders.

On the nose, show aromas of macerated fruit, compote, eucalyptus and menthol.

In the mouth, a subtle attack gives way to a mouth with opulence without being aggressive. End of mouth based on the great aromatic persistence and like in its baroque nose.

Predominantly Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, Albillo. There is no register for which was the first harvest produced under the name ‘Vega Sicilia’, formerly known as ‘Eloy Lecanda’.

Region/Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country Hierarchy: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Wine Style: Red – Rich and Intense
Alcohol Content: 13 – 14.5%

Beef and Venison

Serving temperature: 18-20 degrees

Roughly 85% tempranillo and 15% cabernet sauvignon; aged for a total of seven years in large oak vats, new small barrels, used small barrels and large oak vats to rest before bottling, in that order): Inky ruby: doesn’t look like a ten-year old wine. A heady, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, vanilla, pipe tobacco, new leather and potpourri, with a subtle mineral flourish. Spicy, sweet and expansive, offering palate-staining cherry compote and cassis flavors with exotic violet and chewing tobacco qualities. Deepens and gains spiciness on the smooth, gently tannic finish, which lingers with superb focus and tenacity.

— Josh Raynolds

96/100 (September 2014)

We are now going into a completely different league with the 2004, immediately it reminds me of trying the 1995 Unico while it was slightly younger. Vibrant, fresh, young, that beautiful dark red colour as you start to taste the amazing dark berries, raspberry, leather, coffee, spices, floral roses, bitter dark chocolate, leaving a lingering taste of wild fruits and tannic. Perfect balance and focused on delivering what I can call the perfect bottle of Red Wine which will be enjoyed for many decades to come.

Paired perfectly with Gran Reserva Joselito Bellota Jamon and Manchego Queso Curado followed by a 2nd course of Lamb Chops and Truffle Risotto. Dessert Dark Chocolate Cake was perfect to end a splendid night.

— Alex_Champagne

100/100 (February 2016)

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Weight7 kg

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