2012 Vega Sicilia Unico

425.00 351.24
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vega Sicilia
Year 2012
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2036
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Bodegas Vega Sicilia belongs to the absolute top ten of the wine world and has long been an icon of wine country Spain. Founded in 1864 and still very much alive, leading in quality and one of the most modern wineries in the country. This is partly thanks to the current owners, the Alvarez family, who bought Vega Sicilia in 1982 and since then, with relentless investments, in better and worse times, they have improved the quality of both the vineyard and the bodega. At the same time, they bought properties in Toro, Pintia and in Ribera del Duero, Alion.

The 2012 Vega Sicilia Unico has only been marketed after 10 years, as is usual with Vega Sicilia. V Vega Sicilia produced this wine using the grapes from 40 of the 210 hectares of vineyards they have, with a total of 55 separate plots and 19 different soils. It consists of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that are cooled for 24 hours and then fermented in oak barrels with native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was in stainless steel and the aging in 225 liter oak barrels and 20,000 liter oak barrels as this was bottled in June 2018. 2012 is a concentrated year, warm and dry with some rain in late September that helped end 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 flesh and blood, a spicy touch of American oak and an earthy twist. It's a voluptuous and decadent vintage for Vega Sicilia, for those who prefer years like 2006 or 1999. The we appear much younger than it actually is with a youthful fresh acidity of the Tempranillo in the substructure. Simply Top, but in the end we also talk about Vega Sicilia.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vega Sicilia
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2012
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 96
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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