James Suckling: 98 Points “The elevage is complex, building from smaller barrels to larger barrels over a period of six years, finishing in larger vats. Then four years in bottle. Non-sequential releasing with the 2005 and 2006 being released after the 2007 and 2008. This 2009 has good ripeness and deep fruit-presence on the nose with rich red and dark plums, subtly earthy spice, cedar and fresh tobacco. There’s terrific concentration on the palate and very ripe dark-plum, blueberry and cherry flavors. The tannins are fresh, very long and carry flavors deep. Natural freshness and effortless power, too — a hallmark of Unico! Very open-knit and approachable now, this will age for two decades easily, and then some more.”
Wine Advocate: 98 Points I was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage. With very polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel that provides elegance, this is a wine that ages for no less than ten years before it's released. 2009 seems like a great vintage for Vega Sicilia.
- Castilla y Leon
- Ribera del Duero