Vega Sicilia Único 2008

Red Gran Reserva wine Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero (Spain) Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon 96 Parker Price: £223.20 VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle Free transport
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£223.20 0.75 L bottle

Details for Vega Sicilia Único 2008

Type:
Red Gran Reserva wine
Producer:
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Wine region:
Ribera del Duero (Spain)
Grapes:
Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle:
0.75 L
Review:

Vega Sicilia's Único has become one of the unquestionable references amongst the world's best wines and a legend in Spain's wine-making history. Meticulous care is taken over every detail involved in its production and the end result is an exceptional Gran Reserva wine, with great elegance, balance, concentration and complexity, and the ability to maintain its characteristics in bottle for years.

A Tinto Fino (Ribera's Tempranillo) wine incorporating a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (around 5-15% depending upon the vintage), this classic is only produced in good years and undergoes lengthy barrel ageing and considerable time in bottle before release.

A crucial factor in reaching ‘unique’ premier quality standard, oak ageing is a complicated process at Vega Sicilia and traditionally lasted for 10 years, but nowadays company oenologist Xavier Ausás aims for 5-6 years. It occurs in various stages: firstly, after fermentation, the wine spends around 14 months in wooden vats, followed by roughly the same length of time in new casks (14-18 months); it then matures in semi-new casks for 8-10 months on average, and afterwards about 24 months in large-capacity wooden vats. Resting in bottle allows a further lengthy repose before release.

Exuding an array of complex aromas, the wine picks up the fine wood tones and carries them right the way through on the palate, discreetly and subtly, but persistently. This is a powerful, opulent wine, with flavours that time enhances, and a mythical aura making it an absolute must for every wine-lover to yearn to try.

Alcohol content:
14,5%
Optimum serving temperature:
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Guidelines for drinking and storing:
Drink now or keep until 2030.

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Bodegas Vega Sicilia

Pablo Álvarez
* Pablo Álvarez

Ribera del Duero, Spain

The past history of this legendary winery firmly established not only its own long-standing reputation but that of the Ribera del Duero region and the Tinto Fino (indigenous Tempranillo) grape variety. A succession of enlightened owners and intelligent winemakers has ensured that Vega Sicilia remains a centre of excellence in...

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Contact details

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+34 983 680 147


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Destinations, prices and delivery times

In Spain, we serve the whole mainland, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, and we also serve all the EU countries, Andorra and Switzerland. However, we are unable to deliver to certain specific destinations, such as the Azores and Madeira, the French overseas territories, and the Channel Islands, Jersey and Guernsey.

If you need an urgent delivery or want to order an extra large consignment, please contact our Customer Service Department.


Returns guarantee

If the wine is not fit for consumption or does not come up to your expectations, you can return it to us and we will replace it with another bottle or product.

Transport costs for Spain

Bottles Price incl. VAT Delivery time
1 - 6 btls £6.85 Between 48 and 72 hours
7 - 12 btls £9.65
13 - 18 btls £13.61
19 - 24 btls £16.54

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