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1991 Vega Sicilia - Unico Regional Blend - Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero - Red

Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

Red Regional Blend
Producer Notes

Vega Sicilia is Spain's most well known and prestigious estate. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who brought vine cuttings from Bordeaux of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot to plant alongside Tinto Fino. Vega Sicilia's 3 cuvees include the flagship "Unico," a multi-vintage blend called "Reserva Especial," and the more forward-style Valbuena.

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Score
WS 91
IWC 91(+?)
WA 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2007-2029 WS: 2004-2009
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750ml $395.00
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IWC 91(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 116

($337) Dark red. Highly complex nose melds plum, cherry, roasted meat, iron, truffle, mocha and underbrush. Broad, sweet and concentrated, but not at all an exotic or supersweet vintage for Vega Sicilia. In fact, this smooth midweight has some rather intriguing, cool notes of minerals and botanical herbs. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and excellent length. A much more polite style of wine than the chewy, powerful and considerably more explosive '89. (Europvin/Christopher Cannan Selections; importers include Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY and Diamond Wine Merchants, Oakland, CA)

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 152
Drink Dates 2007-2029

The current release of Vega Sicilia's flagship offering, the 1991 Unico Reserva, will have to satisfy lovers of this great Spanish red until the 1994 is released in 2005. The 1991 is a gorgeous, deep ruby/purple-colored, remarkably youthful effort offering sweet vanilla notes intertwined with black currants, cherry liqueur, flowers, spice box, and tobacco leaves. Full-bodied and intense, with sweet tannin, outstanding density as well as purity, and a layered mouthfeel, this unevolved 1991 needs another 3-4 years of cellaring; it should last for 20-25 years. It's a wine of great elegance as opposed to power.

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2004-2009

This plump red defies a poor vintage to offer black cherry, cedar and tobacco notes on a generous frame, with firm but not drying tannins and a spicy finish. It shows the flavors of maturity, but is a long way from decline. 8,500 cases made.

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