Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1970
Region: Castilla y Leon, Ribera del Duero
97 NM
100 RP
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1970 Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero

NM
£1,100 Loose bottle(s) available

1970 Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero

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Region: Castilla y Leon
97 NM
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1970 Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero

NM
£1,100 Loose bottle(s) available

1970 Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Castilla y Leon
97 NM
BTL
0
0
0
1
£1,100
1
BUY
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
Buy at
£1,100.00
1 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

97 NM

For many years, the 1970 Unico was the greatest Spanish wine that I had ever tasted, and although this was not the same caliber as the previous perfect example, it remains a fabulous wine. It is a blend of 70% Tinto Fino, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and Malbec and aged for ten years in barriques. It has a thrilling Bordeaux-like personality on the nose that is more aloof than other vintages. The Cabernet component in the blend is pronounced, forming the backbone and austerity of this wine. However, you cannot deny its power and its breeding, or indeed its obdurate, masculine finish that demands respect. This is a Unico you have to look up to, perhaps the sister of Chateau Latour in this same year. 94,500 bottles produced. Drink now-2030+.

Neal Martin

100 RP

The 1970 Único magnum has for a long time been considered one of the greatest wines from Vega Sicilia ever, even if there might be some bottle variation, as not all the bottles were filled at the same time, and the time between the first and last bottling could have been up to five years or more. The 1970 magnums were released much later than the regular bottles, and every one I've had has been nothing short of phenomenal. This one was no exception. My scribbling was enthusiastic: "atomic bottle, better than the '68. It's still young and lively; it has fruit and a juicy texture. Perfect tannins!" It was produced with 70% Tinto Fino, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and Malbec bottled at a moderate 13% alcohol. The wine feels very young, partly because it was a great vintage but also because the wine stayed for at least five years in large oak vats, where the wine evolves at a very slow pace, then it spent no less than 10 years in barrels, used and quite neutral, where the evolution was also slow. It was also a good crop, and 94,500 bottles and 2,000 magnums were produced. Artwork by Benjamín Palencia. The magnums were released after the year 2000 as full-fledged Ribera del Duero appellation wines, even if the appellation was not created until 1982. LG

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