Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva 1999
Intense cherry red with ruby reflections. In its aromatic complexity, the nose is unique 'Unico,' showing notes of macerated fruit, compote, eucalyptus and menthol characteristic of the Vega Sicilia terroir. The palate powerful is opulent and aggressive, with an aromatically persistent finish reflecting the flavors of the nose
94 Wine Spectator
Elegant and expressive, this supple, traditional red shows cherry, floral, vanilla and mineral notes that are both harmonious and intense. Not a blockbuster, but remains fresh and alluring through the spicy finish.
92 Wine Advocate
The 1999 Unico is a blend of 90% Tinto Fino and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 21 months in large wooden vats, twenty months in new barrels, seventeen months in semi-new barrels and then 24 months in large wooden casks. The harvest was interrupted by downpours and did not finish until November 16. It has a very intense, austere bouquet with blackberry, cedar, granite and a touch of dried orange peel. It is tightly coiled but unfurls beautifully in the glass, though it retains its rather aloof personality. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded mulberry and raspberry leaf-infused entry, with bay leaf and graphite underneath. It is linear, focused and precise. It is very harmonious, almost Claret like with great length on the finish that offers a sorbet-like freshness. 96,159 bottles were produced. Drink 2016-2030+.
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