1998 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

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1998 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 98 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 1998
Rating 98 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 98 RP - The 1998 Unico is purple-colored with a complex bouquet of wood smoke, violets, Asian spices, mineral, blueberry, and assorted black fruits. This is followed by a full-bodied, dense, loaded wine with gobs of sweet fruit, great concentration, and layers of flavor. It will continue to evolve for another 5-7 years and drink well through 2040+. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating 98 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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