- Show All (47)
Add a vintage
The 2000 Unico is made up of 93% Tinto Fino ( aka Tempranillo) and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. 2000 is seen as a great vin...Read more...
This bottle had a very poor cork so it was not surprising that it showed a touch advanced but none-the -less this had a wonderful nose of leather, ... Read more
full dark color, makes me think of bulls blood. Stinky right out of the bottle, leathery with dark cherry and earth, minerally, shale, a hint of ci... Read more
red Read more
Northern Italy Sun-dried Tomato and Italian Sausage Risotto featuring RiceSelect™ Arborio Rice
RiceSelect™ Arborio Rice has a naturally creamy texture, which makes it the perfect choice for risotto dishes and Tempranillo Wines
Food Pairings for Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Único
Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Único
This bottle had a very poor cork so it was not surprising that it showed a touch advanced but none-the -less this had a wonderful nose of leather, spice, dark, rich fruit and an earthy, gamey tang. In the mouth this showed good resolution but with particularly fine balance. It started out reticently but really developed over the several hours it was opened gaining a bit more mid-palate richness and depth of sweet, ripe fruit on the back end that lead to a long, layered finish. A real sense of finesse and elegance, much more so that with the last bottle. Certainly drinking well but with a very long life ahead 2008-2025
full dark color, makes me think of bulls blood. Stinky right out of the bottle, leathery with dark cherry and earth, minerally, shale, a hint of citrus, super sweet wood notes, a bit of carob, and a seductive cough drop note. very complex and dynamic nose. This is showing a bit more elegantly than previous bottles, perfectly integrated, a muscular dancer, earthy fresh fruit in the mouth with very vibrant red fruits, tightly coiled strawberries on the finish which is richly minerally and delicately tobacco tinged. A consistently great bottle of wine.
One of the 3 best wines I've ever tried. Rich and structured. Shows basically 3 layers ( but each one much more complex in itself than I am able to descibe): fruits (dark and wild fruits), vanilla and details from time in wood, and special details such as the exquisite animal smell. Although expensive, it is more than worthwhile.
This wine tasted like A horrible mixture of Vinager and Butter. Stay away
Has the character of an excellent Rivera del Duero wine. Grate bouquet and a perfect balance between wood and fruit. Very complex.
nice wine but not like the former old vintages like 1990 -
External Reviews for Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Único
The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices, lavender, incense, truffle, and confiture of black fruits are compelling. Sweet, forward, rich, and hedonistic, it nevertheless ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Castilla Leon in Spain. 2000 Vega Sicilia Unico 750ml
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2000 - Bodega Vega-Sicilia Tinto Valbuena Reserva 5 ano - Spain - Region: Rbera del Duero - Apellation: Rbera del Duero - Tempranillo - 750 ml.
A Proprietary Blend wine from Ribera Del Duero in Spain. 2000 Vega Sicilia Valbuena 750ml
Red wine - 2000 - Bodega Vega-Sicilia Tinto Valbuena Reserva 5 ano - Spain - Region: Rbera del Duero - Apellation: Rbera del Duero - Tempranillo - 750 ml.
In the absence of a 2001 Unico, Vega Sicilia has re-released the 2000 Unico which I reviewed in Issue 189. The 2000 Unico is deep crimson-colored with an ethereal perfume aided by its extended upbringing. Aromas of Asian spices, lavender, incense, tr... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Castilla Leon in Spain. 2000 Vega Sicilia Unico 750ml
Deep red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, dried cherry, potpourri and spicecake. Silky in texture and alluringly spherical, offering seamless red fruit and floral pastille flavors and late notes of blood orange and Asian spices. Nothing heavy or f... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Castilla Leon in Spain. 2000 Vega Sicilia Unico 750ml
Unico, from the legendary Vega Sicilia winery, is only produced in exceptional years. This wine, made from mostly Tempranillo and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, is barrel-aged for a minimum of 10 years before being released. Intense complexity and layer upon layer of co-mingling flavors makes this an unforgettable wine. This wine will continue to age for many decades to come.
The 2000 Unico is made up of 93% Tinto Fino ( aka Tempranillo) and 7% Cabernet<br/>Sauvignon. 2000 is seen as a great vintage, as in Bordeaux. The complexity of<br/>the wine is underpinned by a long growing season and the fact that the harvest<br/>only began on October 14th! Indeed 40% of the crop was 'green harvested', such<br/>was the aspiration for concentration in those grapes permitted to go the<br/>distance! <br/> <br/>The final yields were a parsimonious 20 hl/ha. The complicated ageing regime<br/>involved, as usual, various containers of differing shapes and sizes. By my<br/>calculations the wine had nearly seven years in vat ( including 2 years in<br/>small new barrels and 15 months in semi-new barrels) and then was held in<br/>bottle before release in 2009. <br/> <br/>The rich crimson colour leads to a rich and spicy palate with generous black<br/>fruit, clove and pepper spice and a rich almost savoury finish. Javier and<br/>Pablo compare it to 1996, 1994, 1986 and 1970, all of which are drinking<br/>beautifully now in various stages of their evolution. An elegant and very<br/>successful vintage. <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
Southeast Asia Sesame Chicken SaladView Recipe
Northern Italy Sun-dried Tomato and Italian Sausage RisottoView Recipe
Middle East Orange Mint RiceView Recipe
Best Wine Deals
Tempranillo Top Lists
Twomey Cellars By Silver Oak Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2012)Cellared
Twomey Cellars By Silver Oak Merlot (2009)Cellared
Domaine Laurent Barth Riesling Blend Alsace Aoc Racines Metisses (2007)Wishlisted
Mi Amore Cagnina di Romagna (2012)Listed
Moone Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (2011)Cellared
Moone-Tsai Black List II (2010)Cellared
Moone-Tsai Black List I (2010)Cellared
Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend (2010)Cellared
Moone Tsai Howell Mountain (2009)Cellared
Lafond Syrah Santa Rita Hills Series (2009)Reviewed