vega sicilia, unico reserva especial, ribera del duero 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

2016 vega sicilia, unico reserva especial, ribera del duero

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

It's a blend of 1996, 1998 and 2002. The nose is complex, reminiscent of the regular Único, with some herbal undertones, plenty of spices and something earthy, starting to develop some more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with lively acidity (I think it blends three vintages that were above the average in acidity), but does not show the depth and elegance of the 2015 release. Even though they look for a consistent style through the different releases, there is no doubt that the vintages that compose the blend have some effect and the different bottlings show quite differently. I've been wanting to do a vertical (?) of Reserva Especial, as it's a wine that is not very well known and I think deserves more attention.