GBP £
  1. GBP £
  2. USD $
  3. EUR €
  4. HKD HK$
  5. SGD S$
  6. CHF Fr.
  7. JPY ¥

2005 Vega Sicilia Unico

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Ribera del Duero
97 (JR)
The wines of Tempos Vega Sicilia are recognised for their other-wordly quality and character. They produce several wines, including the great value Pintia from their Toro estate and Macan from their Rioja vineyards, but the focus is on Ribera del Duero and the Tinto Fino grape - the Ribera iteration of Tempranillo. Here they produce their entry-level Alion, a hugely popular wine made for earlier drinking, Valbuena, a high class red aged for 5 years in barrel and bottle before release, and two wines under the Vega Sicilia label: Unico, produced from a single vintage and aged up to 10 years before release, and Unico Reserva Especial, made from a blend of three Unico vintages and released once a year. Characteristically Vega is quite different to anything else. It is defined neither by length nor breadth; nor by fruit, nor structure, by power or by freshness. Somehow it manages to combine all these in a way that is reminiscent of great Bordeaux but with a unique and effortless sense of untapped energy rumbling underneath. The very fact that it ages so magnificently, and yet can be approached at almost any time during its life, is testament to its balance. Under winemaker Gonzalo Iturriaga de Juan, Vega has arguably never been better and he brings to bear his extraordinary ability to ‘tame’ the wild nature of Ribera de Duero with incredible skill and precision. His tannin management is among the very best anywhere in the world creating a sense of structure and power and yet always allowing the fruit and freshness to take centre stage.

Read more

BUYING OPTIONS

Vega Sicilia, Vega Sicilia Unico 2005

97 (JR)
LiveTrade
LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£3,392.14
3 Case(s) Available
Case (3 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£848.03
12 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£1,696.07
6 Case(s) Available
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Loose
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£278.68
1 Bottle(s) Available
Bottle (300cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£2,728.71
2 Bottle(s) Available

2005 Vega Sicilia Unico

97 (JR)
From £2,760 Loose bottle(s) and 3/6/12 pack case(s) available

2005 Vega Sicilia Unico

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Spain
97 (JR)
BTL
3
6
12
1
£2,800
12
JER
0
0
0
2
£2,265
1
LiveTrade
LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£2,800.00
3 Case(s) Available
Case (3 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£700.00
12 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Packaging
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
You buy
£1,400.00
6 Case(s) Available
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Loose
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£230.00
1 Bottle(s) Available
Bottle (300cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£2,265.00
2 Bottle(s) Available

Price Trend [12x75cl]

Tasting Notes and Scores

96

Wine Advocate

Neal Martin had already tasted the 2005 Único in 2012, before I joined The Wine Advocate, but then they released 2007 and 2008 before and the 2005 has been kept until now, as they thought the vintage required some more time in bottle. It's mostly Tempranillo with some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and aged for almost six years in 225-liter French and American oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats. The extra time in bottle has helped the wine to develop its bouquet, and it feels very aromatic and open, with the classical Vega Sicilia perfume of yesteryear, earthy, leafy and spicy, even if they wine was kept because of its power. It's still powerful, but at the same time it's elegant and has a polished mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins. 93,545 bottles, 2,391 magnums, 146 double magnums and six imperials produced. It was bottled in June 2011. Next year they will release the 2006, and the following vintage to be released in 2019, will be 2009. Further than that they don't know, as the only newer vintage in bottle today is 2010 and they are about to bottle 2011 now. Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate #228, Feb 2017)

97

Antonio Galloni

(fermented in large oak tanks and aged for six years in new French and American oak barriques) Saturated ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of fresh ripe red fruits, floral oils, pipe tobacco and incense take on sexy vanilla and woodsmoke nuances as the wine opens up. Densely packed yet shockingly lithe on the palate, offering intense cherry liqueur, red currant and spicecake flavors given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Shows superb energy and clarity, finishing sweet, smoky and extremely long; velvety tannins add gentle grip. - Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, May 2017

Having followed COVID-19 Government advice, we have temporarily closed our London office until further notice, we are however operating as normal. Click here to read more