1962 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 100 pts - 750ml

1962 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 100 pts - 750ml

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1962 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 100 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 1962
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Castilla Leon
Location
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP 1962 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 100 pts! The 1962 Vega Sicilia possesses quite astonishing purity on the nose with candied dark cherry fruit, eucalyptus, kirsch and a touch of cinnamon. This is what you might describe as a -perfect bouquet-. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, seamless and satin-like in texture: an Unico that is shimmering with untrammeled greatness. Youthful, vivacious and utterly compelling, this is a profound wine that even after four decades is surfeit with precocity. Undoubtedly, this must be one of the greatest Spanish wines to have graced this planet. 87,600 bottles produced. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1962
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Castilla Leon
Location
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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