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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020 A ripe, juicy red with very pretty cherry, berry, spice, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full-bodied and round-tannined. Lovely ripeness. Drink or hold.Premier SelectPremier Select wines are handpicked by our staff from amongst thousands of wines for their exceptional quality. They're made by a top producer and comparable to wines at twice the cost.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2017 This lively red delivers black cherry and licorice flavors, with smoky and leafy notes. Fresh and focused, in a balanced structure that is energetic and graceful. Made in a clean, modern style. Drink now through 2024. 8,850 cases made.WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 2/1/2018 Straightforward berry and cherry aromas control a nose with spice and cocoa notes. A high-toned, tannic palate carries fresh plum and raspberry flavors end, with hard tannins, barrel-based notes and general dryness. Drink through 2021.
JS9797 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, October 14, 2021 Blackberries, black cherries and hot crushed stones with cement and black licorice. Subtle yet complex aromas. Medium to full body and an exquisite texture, with intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The verve and mouth-feel is luxurious and captivating. This is very structured. Try after 2024.RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Oct 2021 The 2019 Flor de Pingus is marginally riper than the PSI and Pingus from the same vintage but still shows the freshness and finesse the cask sample showed a little over one year ago. The wine has more concentration than the 2018, and it has absorbed the oak quite well. They use maybe 20% new barrels for the élevage here. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins. It’s a powerful vintage of flor, reflecting the solar vintage, but still keeping the poise, harvesting early and fermenting at low temperature. 108,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2021.
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, October 14, 2021 Fresh and perfumed with dark-berry and chocolate aromas, as well as freshly cut flowers. Medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and attractive berry and walnut undertones. Lightly silky and extremely drinkable. Drink now.SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2021 This juicy, round red is marked with an orange peel acidity that supports notes of currant and raspberry, with details of cola, herb, loamy earth and spice. Offers nice freshness and complexity. Drink now through 2030. 75,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported. (Gillian Sciaretta)
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, January 18, 2018 A solid dose of violety florals, ripe plum and dark berry fruit. Tannins push this wine along while a youthful energy pervades. Structure, concentration and balance. Best from 2020.SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2018 This big red delivers currant and blackberry flavors, with licorice, tar, loamy earth and mineral notes that add depth and balance. Juicy acidity balances the assertive but well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2035. 6,100 cases made.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2016 This savory red offers leafy, tobacco, loamy earth and smoke flavors, with a core of cherry, supported by firm tannins and orange peel acidity. Solid, but a bit green and firm. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases imported.
JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, October 14, 2021 Aromas of blackberries, dark plums, olives, game and mocha. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy, slightly drying tannins and fresh acidity. Spicy finish. Drink in 2022.
RP9797 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Jun 2021 2017 was a low-yielding year, so I also tasted the 2018 Reserva, their flagship red wine that wants to be a representation of the village of La Aguilera — fine, serious and elegant. It’s 95% Tempranillo with the remaining grapes found interplanted in their oldest vineyards at an average of 880 meters in altitude on limestone, clay and sandy soils. All the clusters ferment together with indigenous yeasts in concrete, where they are foot trodden, and malolactic was carried out very slowly (11 months) in oak barrels where the wine matured for a total of 27 months. It has a somewhat shy nose but is very elegant. The wine was recently bottled, and that can make it a little closed and subtle, and it clearly improves with air as it sits in the glass. It’s still young, and the palate reveals lots of energy; the flavors are very pure and the wine precise and delineated. The tannins are very fine and provide for a chalky texture and an almost salty twist in the finish. This is very in line with the 2016. 15,250 bottle and 101 magnums produced. It was bottled in February 2021.
RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Aug 2018 This year I preferred the 2014 Inés, which has a very pleasant nutty twist (is it the Merlot?) and a voluptuous and full body with melted tannins and some oak-related flavors from the élevage that should be rendered invisible with a little more time in bottle. A great Ribera. Bravo! 2,000 bottles were filled in the summer of 2016.SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2019 Smoke and loamy earth details and gamy flavors give this firm red an austere character, but there’s a core of black cherry, licorice and mint that evolves into floral and spice notes on the finish. Solid and balanced. Drink now through 2026. 83 cases made, 30 cases imported.
RP9898 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Jan 2019 I tasted a bottle of the 2009 Único blind and was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage, which on paper was quite warm and dry. I also tasted the 2009 Valbuena, which is always more approachable, and was blown away by its aromatics. With time in the glass the Único opened up and got closer to the character of Valbuena but with more depth and clout, while showing extremely elegant. I tasted it again in the context of all the wines from the group, and it delivered all that I saw when I tasted it blind. It takes some time to unfurl its aromatic palette, and it feels young and somewhat undeveloped, younger than it is. It has a touch that made me think of the old vintages of Único on the nose but with very polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel that provides elegance. This is a wine that ages for no less than ten years before it’s released. 2009 seems like a great vintage for Vega Sicilia, much better than what I anticipated. It should develop nicely in bottle. 74,274 bottles, 3,390 magnums, 209 double magnums and 22 imperials were produced. It has been in bottle since June 2015.JS9898 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, December 26, 2018 The elevage is complex, building from smaller barrels to larger barrels over a period of six years, finishing in larger vats. Then four years in bottle. Non-sequential releasing with the 2005 and 2006 being released after the 2007 and 2008. This 2009 has good ripeness and deep fruit-presence on the nose with rich red and dark plums, subtly earthy spice, cedar and fresh tobacco. There’s terrific concentration on the palate and very ripe dark-plum, blueberry and cherry flavors. The tannins are fresh, very long and carry flavors deep. Natural freshness and effortless power, too — a hallmark of Unico! Very open-knit and approachable now, this will age for two decades easily, and then some more.SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2019 This red is rich yet vibrant, dense yet graceful. Cherry and plum flavors are backed by forest floor, cedar, tobacco and mineral notes, supported by muscular, well-integrated tannins that give way to a spicy, slightly bitter finish. Complex and harmonious. Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2029. 6,190 cases made, 570 cases imported.WS9494 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2019 Unico is a selection from Vega-Sicilia’s top benchland parcels of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon, both varieties part of the original plantings at the estate in the 19th century. The contemporary vines, now an average of 35 years old, are rooted in rocky limestone and quartz gravels at the south end of the estate, with a cool northern exposure; the fruit of those vines ferments spontaneously in wooden vats, then ages in oak barrels for five years, and for more time in bottle. With ten years of age, this 2009 is youthful and dynamic. Beyond the initial scents of oak, you’ll find brisk, tart red cherry and boysenberry fruit energized by the Mediterranean warmth of the tannins. Complex and savory, it’s compelling to drink now, yet will gain beauty with age.