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2009 Unico

By Vega Sicilia Unico

The 2009 Unico from Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain

In the realm of Spanish wine investment, there are few examples more emblematic than the 2009 Unico from Vega Sicilia. A captivating ambassador for its small but influential Ribera del Duero locale, this particular vintage demonstrates the worthiness of patience, as it unveils a layer of complexity often absent in less meticulous productions.

 

Forging clarity from chaos - a remarkable year for wine

The year 2009 was one of disruptive weather extremes whose unpredictable seasons challenged producers across the globe. However, it was within this mercurial landscape that Vega Sicilia sculpted their triumphant masterpiece. As is so often the case in such capricious conditions, hardship bore brilliance and the 2009 Unico is a prime example of this phenomenon.

 

Decoding a Spanish icon

With the combined dominance of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon interwoven with a dash of Bordeaux flair; it's hard to resist being drawn into this Spanish icon's formidable allure. However, it's within the delicate details that Vega Sicilia’s genius truly lies. Their audacious decision to age this vintage for a full ten years prior to its release illustrates their unwavering commitment to achieving extraordinary standards of quality.

The resultant elixir is elegantly striking - profuse dark cherry notes garnished with earthier barnyard undertones. Its seamless balance is immediately apparent, echoing resonant whispers of ripe fruit against a backdrop of refined French oak.

 

A Bracing Triumph of Fine Winemaking

Resilient in its youth yet showing promising potential for further development, the 2009 Unico from Vega Sicilia reflects the tenacity of Ribera del Duero, deftly encapsulating the unforgiving climate and laborious yield of its 2009 harvest. Reflecting a decent return on wine investment as a result of its scarcity and heightened anticipation, this wine is a prime example of the vital role context plays in the appeal of a vintage.

In retrospect, the 2009 Unico is the embodiment of fine winemaking - a blend where resilience meets refinement to create an authentic narrative in every glass. It epitomises the beauty found in the unpredictability of nature, framed through the lens of a legendary Spanish vineyard's demanding pursuit of excellence.

Current market price

$5,610.00

12x75cl

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