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1996 Unico

By Vega Sicilia Unico

1996 Unico from Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero

The 1996 Unico from Vega Sicilia manifests a rare beauty and complexity that is the signature style of Spain's most revered producer. The prestigious Ribera del Duero estate has held dominance over the region for more than a century, shaping many vintages under its influence.


A rare nature of vintage sophistication worth investing in

The exceptional climatic conditions in 1996 resulted in a blend of strength and elegance, bringing forth an adaptability unheard of in previous incarnations. A cool start to the growing season was followed by a warm summer that gifted the grapes with a harmonious balance of acidity and fruit intensity.

Awarded impressive scores by wine critics, this opulent Tempranillo showcases black cherry hues with an aromatic complexity. It sings notes of dense black fruit, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and rich spices that unfold lavishly on the palate.


The vintner's tribute to an exceptional year

The historical 1996 season crafted quite a significant footprint on Ribera del Duero's viticulture. The meticulous approach employed at Vega Sicilia allowed for every subtle nuance in the local weather pattern, topography and soil to be expressed through the robust flavors of this wine, making it one of the most distinct and valuable vintages ever produced by the estate.

The 1996 Unico pulls together layers of intriguing nuances - its sophisticated fruit profile enlivened by Vega Sicilia's characteristic minerality and an almost lyrical maturity that speaks volumes on the palate. This vintage proves why Vega Sicilia consistently lives up to its repute for producing wines with significant longevity and remarkable investment potential.

In summary, the 1996 Unico from Vega Sicilia, with its blend of power and finesse, exemplifies the producer's commitment to quality. This wine offers not only an unforgettable drinking experience but also an excellent addition to any serious collector or investor's cellar. Endearing, enduring and ever-engaging, the 1996 Unico truly reflects the strengths of both the marvellous Ribera del Duero terroir and Vega Sicilia's unwavering pursuit of vinous excellence.

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