1991 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

1991 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

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1991 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 95 pts

Vega Sicilia is widely regarded as the greatest wine producer in Spain. The estate in Ribera del Duero is known for its dense, complex red wines made principally from the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grape variety. Its top wine, Unico, is one of Spain's most expensive and sought-after wines.

The Vega Sicilia estate covers around 1000 hectares (2470 acres) of which around 210ha (520 acres) is under vine. It has been in operation since 1864, long before the development of the appellation in which it resides, and the current wine styles date from the 1910s. Quality has become more consistent since the current owners, the Alvarez family, took over in 1982.

Vega Sicilia makes three cuvées: Unico is the flagship, and the Reserva Especial is a blend of several of the best vintages. Traditionally they would be aged for 10 years or more before release, although this has been reduced in recent vintages. The junior wine, Valbuena, is made from younger vines, and is released after five years in American oak.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Location Castilla y Leon
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - The current release of Vega Sicilia's flagship offering, the 1991 Unico Reserva, will have to satisfy lovers of this great Spanish red until the 1994 is released in 2005. The 1991 is a gorgeous, deep ruby/purple-colored, remarkably youthful effort offering sweet vanilla notes intertwined with black currants, cherry liqueur, flowers, spice box, and tobacco leaves. Full-bodied and intense, with sweet tannin, outstanding density as well as purity, and a layered mouthfeel, this unevolved 1991 needs another 3-4 years of cellaring; it should last for 20-25 years. It's a wine of great elegance as opposed to power. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero 
Location Castilla y Leon
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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