Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero
Dense, irresitable, with layers of herbs de provance, linear black fruit and a minty freshness. The lace-like finesse is surprising considering the heat of the vintage and the finish lasted 45+ seconds.
International Wine Cellar(1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 128, September/October 2006. ($335) Dark red. Intense, expressive aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cherry liqueur, sandalwood, cigar box, roasted coffee and exotic chocolate. Thick and sweet, with deep red and dark berry flavors complicated by an array of pungent spices, mocha, vanilla bean and cured tobacco. Deep, penetrating and very long on the finish, with wonderfully sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors lingering. Built to age, but this is awfully delicious right now. (Europvin USA, Oakland, CA)
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/15/2012