1962 Vega Sicilia "Unico" Ribera del Duero

SKU #1192979 100 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 1962 Vega Sicilia possesses quite astonishing purity on the nose with candied dark cherry fruit, eucalyptus, kirsch and a touch of cinnamon. This is what you might describe as a -perfect bouquet-. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, seamless and satin-like in texture: an Unico that is shimmering with untrammeled greatness. Youthful, vivacious and utterly compelling, this is a profound wine that even after four decades is surfeit with precocity. Undoubtedly, this must be one of the greatest Spanish wines to have graced this planet. 87,600 bottles produced. Drink now-2020+ Tasted January 2012. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2012)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has so much cigar tobacco, cedar and mahogany character. Crazy aromas of orange peel and tea. Full and firm. Fresh and clean. Inner quote mark (6/2013)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark No notes given. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2009)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Elegant and refined with lovely firm tannins and structure surrounded by layers of subtle dried black tea leaf flavours and savoury herbs. Long length. (JCL) Inner quote mark (2/2014)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Still lively, with mellow texture and a core of plum flavor surrounded by clove and vanilla scents. Still veiled by a bit more tannin than even more recent vintages, giving it a grip on the finish. Inner quote mark (3/1990)

Price: $999.99
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