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Vega Sicilia is noted for its patience in winemaking and willingness to hold onto their inventory and age their wines in the barrel and bottle for many years until it fits the style that the producers are looking for. Depending on the vintage, the wine could be held by Vega Sicilia for decades until it is released. For example, in 1991 the winery released both the 1968 and 1982 vintages after 23 and 9 years aging.

Brand's Heritage

When Vega Sicilia became part of the Álvarez family's life in 1982, the foundations were laid for TEMPOS Vega Sicilia. It has constantly and steadily grown since then, involving the introduction of wines produced in different wine-making areas, reaching out to new consumers around the world and laying the foundations for a promising and highly successful future.

Vega Sicilia
Unico 2007, Ribera Del Duero

Unico comes from the oldest vines of the property. In addition to Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon provides more of composition merlot. It has an intense ripe cherry color, with the sharp edge of a correct wine. Prevalent in the aromas are the notes of toasty wood, a result of its evolution during his years in cask.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 95 Points
Vega Sicilia
Unico 2004

The bouquet on this benchmark Spanish red enfolds aromas of tobacco, moss and ripe tomato. In the mouth, it’s elegant and silky but also full and expansive. Flavors of baked berry fruits, baking spices, herbs and cocoa finish with a light coating of toast. This is an amazingly complete, exemplary wine that’s just entering its prime.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 97 Points
Vega Sicilia
Unico 2008

Opaque ruby. Powerful, expansive aromas of cherry liqueur, cassis, pipe tobacco, incense and pungent flowers show outstanding clarity and pick up a smoky mineral quality with air. Stains the palate with concentrated dark berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that are complicated by notes of mocha, cola and Indian spices. Distinctly generous in style but there's outstanding energy here as well. The gently tannic, dark-fruit-dominated finish emphatically echoes the spice and floral notes and lingers with striking persistence.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 96 Points
Vega Sicilia
Unico Magnum 1999

Vega Sicilia Único Magnum 1999 is high layer. Deep cherry red with touches of cardinals. Bright and lively. Very deep nose of red mature fruits. The wood is present without being dominant. Complex, meaty and with structure.It combines perfectly with the oak aging,with the fruit base.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 95 Points
Vega Sicilia
Unico Magnum 2003

The aroma reminds of a classical Tempranillo, with some dill notes from the American oak and a minty hint from the Cabernet. The wine doesn’t show the heat of the vintage and manages to transmit a general sensation of balance and finesse that is quite remarkable for the characteristics of the year. 

Wine Spectator - 94 Points
Vega Sicilia
VALBUENA 5º Año 2008

This supple red shows a solid balance of fresh fruit and maturing flavors of tobacco and leather, featuring well-integrated tannins, with lively acidity and a finish of vanilla and spice. Not showy, but harmonious.

Vinous Antonio Galloni - 94 Points
Vega Sicilia
VALBUENA 5º Año 2011

Flavors of black cherry, kirsch and orange peel mingle with anise, graphite and balsamic notes in this focused red. Firm, yet harmonious and energetic, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 

Wine Enthusiast - 94 Points
Vega Sicilia
VALBUENA 5º Año Magnum 2010

Powerful a perfectly ripe on the nose with notes of fruits such as strawberries, currants, blueberries, aromas of fine oak and nothing dominant, traditional balsamic Vega Sicilia terroir aromas. The mouth is silky, surround with intensity and vanilla. Authentically refined texture and finish of cassis.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - 96 Points
Vega Sicilia
Alion 2013

The structure and finesse of this wine are impressive. Chocolate, light coffee, dried berry and strawberry character. Full body, very fine and polished. Focused and beautiful.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate - 94 Points
Vega Sicilia
Alion Magnum 2012

The nose shows good intensity, attractive, well defined, red and black fruit, a touch of fresh figs, hints of varnish, a spicy background and toasted soft. Medium-bodied, concentrated, with lively tannins, sweet and tasty,good acidity and very long finish.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate - 95 Points
TORO DOC 2012, Toro 

Tobacco, leather and tea flavors frame a core of cherry and dried fig notes in this red, with firm tannins and orange peel acidity showing an austere character, though this has balance and depth. Drink now through 2028.

Wine Enthusiast - 91 Points

Opaque ruby. Intense red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of toasty oak, cigar box and vanilla. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering juicy cherry and blackberry flavors that open up slowly on the back half. Closes smoky, youthfully tannic and long, with lingering mocha and cherry pie notes.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate - 93 Points


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