NV Vega Sicilia "Unico Reserva Especial", Ribera del Duero, Spain

Prunes, hints of forest floor and dark chocolate increase the complexity of this nose to almost immeasurable levels. On the palate, Vega Sicilia's Reserva Especial Unico is round, opulent and with an aromatic, smooth richness that combines concentrated elegance and power.


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A blend of three vintages, treated to an extended maturation in oak, assembled and bottle aged until eventual release.  The winery here sought to continue a very old Spanish custom to combine and balance between vintages. Traditionally the very few wineries that had a bottling process prepared two types of wines in each harvest: the current years vintage and another wine blended from other harvests which they called "Reserva Especial."


There are people who believe that the myth of Vega Sicilia was due to its being an aristocratic wine, in scarce supply, and only within the means of a fortunate few; an object of desire that only a privileged minority could enjoy. However, what many do not know, is that the real origin of the legend lies in a story of hope, commitment and patience on the banks of the River Duero, as it runs through the heart of Castilla, where the river laps against and nourishes a unique and exceptional, nearly magical estate.

This wise, hard, gnarled and barren land was destined for something great. It had to join forces with time to fulfill its great dream: to give the best of itself, achieve extraordinary crops that would fill it with pride and show off the splendour of nature. Yet, to do so, land and time needed man's help. Someone to be their eyes and hands and farm in line with nature's rhythms. As only in that way, when we are humble enough to accept nature's way, do we achieve exceptional results.

Centuries passed waiting for someone to listen to the call of this magical land. And very few people have the gift to see further, to listen to what others hear, and to feel what others do not feel. Until one day, fate brought along a man who listened to its call, a man who followed his intuition and change the traditional crop of cereals for the best vine stocks of the 19th century. A man who knew how to learn from nature, patiently respected its rhythms, looked after the land and protected time, thus achieving a perfect balance.

Autumn was the time of the grape harvest and the land could, after all, begin to dream, for which it was pre-destined; the grapes proved to be of an unrivalled quality and personality and, after maturing in the silence and solitude of the winery, became one of the greatest legends of the history of wine - Vega Sicilia was finally born.


Grape(s) Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Organic