2004 Único,Vega-Sicilia, Ribera del Duero

Winemaker Javier Ausás cites the Único 2004 as the natural successor to the 1970, itself one of the most praised and sought after vintages in the estate’s history. We were lucky enough to taste the 1970 alongside, for which I can’t find the words. Although young, the 2004 is incredibly expressive; pure fruit abound with a seductive, honey-nut sweetness and captivating depth. Astonishing length and sublime balance, this kind of winemaking would not be possible were it not for 780m altitude at which the estate sits.

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    Ready 2016 - 2032
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2004 Único,Vega-Sicilia, Ribera del Duero

Vega Sicilia is to Spain what the First Growths are to France. Its story is well known - a Spanish winemaker trained in Bordeaux and returned to his homeland with a few vines to blend with the local Tempranillo. The flagship wine, Unico, marks the first time Bordeaux varieties were used in Ribera del Duero. They also produce a second wine, Valbuena 5°, so-called because it’s kept in the cellar for 5 years before release, and stablemates Pintia and Alion.

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