2005 Único, Vega-Sicilia, Ribera del Duero

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  • Region & country
    Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2045
  • Colour
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Único, Vega-Sicilia, Ribera del Duero


Pablo Alvarez described this as a generous vintage that was generous in terms of luminosity that is captured in the wine. The 2005 looks set to be a wonderful Unico when it is eventually released. The nose is very pure and elegant with dark berries, blackberry, pomegranate and a touch of orange blossom. The palate has a pure and rather tart entry with a touch of piquancy. There are notes of blackberry, sloe, dates and citrus peel, but more interesting is the Burgundy-like texture: silky smooth and weightless on the finish. This is a very feminine Unico, lithe and generous, one that should be more approachable than the 2004. Returning after 20 minutes in the glass, it softens and offers subtle toffee-ish notes towards the finish.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2012)

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