Wood Cases -- Vega Sicilia UNICO Reserva Especial!
Wow! We needed a bit of good news here in Napa and we got it! How about the new release of Unico Especial and some older Unico in large format?! That'll do...especially at these prices!
This is HOT OFF THE PRESS. No reviews as of yet, but just look at the track record the last few years --- all I can say is DON'T WAIT. Serious Vega collectors (well, serious collectors in general!) should be all over this ------fast!! One of the rarest wines on this planet and priced incredibly well.
2010 Release: WA99
2011 Release: WA99
2012 Release: WA97
2013 Release: WA98
VEGA SICILIA UNICO RESERVA ESPECIAL 2014 RELEASE (1994, 1995, 2000) $339!!
$450+ elsewhere! Sold individually or in WOODEN 3-PACKS ---- 3-PACKS $1017! This is lowest price in the country that we can find!! EXTREMELY LIMITED!! First come, first served!!
Vega Sicilia's Reserva Especial has no vintage and is representative of the more traditional concept of Spanish winemaking. The winery seeks to continue a very old Spanish custom and bring together a collection of different vintages in perfect harmony. Traditionally in Spain, the few wineries that bottled their wines (most sold their wines from the cask) made two types of wine with each harvest: that of the current year, and another wine without a specific harvest, which was called “Reserva Especial”. It was a blend of wines from the best harvests, which came to be the most representative wine of the winery. The vagaries of a certain vintage can be blended away leaving a wine that is, in some opinions, better than any of the single vintage wines. It is made from their oldest vines (often 100 years old), and a blend of three vintages (in the case of the 2014 release – 1994, 1995 & 2000), designed to be more than the sum of their parts and selected for the individual characteristics to achieve balance. The RESERVA ESPECIAL is one of the greatest wines in the world, and a legend in the making.
We also purchased a few ULTRA-RARE large-format UNICO's (not the Reserva Especial, which is a blend) from the1999 vintage (Tanzer 96). EXCELLENT PRICING!
1999 VEGA SICILIA UNICO 1.5 LITER (Magnum) $895 ST96!
1999 VEGA SICILIA UNICO 3 LITER!! $2295 ST96!
Tanzer 96: "Ruby-red. Shockingly deep in color for a ten-year-old wine. Explosive aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry, blood orange, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pure, vibrant and sweet, offering intense cherry and red berry flavors, with tangy mineral spine and an exotic smokiness. Extremely deep but energetic, with a powerful echo of minerals and singed orange on the endless finish. This is remarkably youthful but highly alluring already."
........and this!! (regular 750mL bottles)
2003 VEGA SICILIA UNICO RESERVA $295! ST95
Sold individually or in WOODEN 3-PACKS---- 3-PACKS $885
Rated 95 points by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Inky ruby. Highly aromatic scents of ripe cherry and dark berries, singed plum, cured tobacco and succulent herbs, with a vanilla undertone. Sweet, expansive and powerful, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors with smoke and floral accents. Rich and full but surprisingly lively, with excellent finishing thrust and sweet, harmonious tannins adding grip. Shows the ripeness of the vintage to good effect; this is a somewhat approachable and exotic Unico, especially with some air, but it has the concentration to age slowly.`
All wines arrive Winter. Please let us know ASAP how we can help you!
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