1970 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

1970 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

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1970 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 97 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 1970
Rating 97 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 97 RP - 1970 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 97 Pts! For many years, the 1970 Unico was the greatest Spanish wine that I had ever tasted, and although this was not the same caliber as the previous perfect example, it remains a fabulous wine. It is a blend of 70% Tinto Fino, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and Malbec and aged for ten years in barriques. It has a thrilling Bordeaux-like personality on the nose that is more aloof than other vintages. The Cabernet component in the blend is pronounced, forming the backbone and austerity of this wine. However, you cannot deny its power and its breeding, or indeed its obdurate, masculine finish that demands respect. This is a Unico you have to look up to, perhaps the sister of Chateau Latour in this same year. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1970
Rating 97 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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