Único Reserva Especial 2018 Release
96 points, “This shows notes of fennel, liquorice and game with a background whiff of American oak char. Silkier and more seamlessly approachable in texture than the 2006 Único, yet intense in its fruit richness and Burgundian-like, savoury finish.” – Decanter Magazine
95 points, “It has a classical profile, with polished tannins and nice subtlety.” – Wine Advocate
Although Vega Sicilia’s Único garners all the plaudits, we consider this estate’s multi-vintage blend the true jewel in their crown and one of Spain’s finest wines. Único Reserva Especial is a near-perfect red in every release, taking away the vagaries of vintage, it shows the true personality of Vega Sicilia.
The 2018 Release was taken from a selection of 58 barrels of Tempranillo and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages. A little younger than previous releases, this Único Reserva Especial is an elegant symphony of cherry, tangy blackberry, black tea, hot cross bun spices, autumn leaves, orange peel, Christmas cake, worn leather and the wonderful aromas that meet you when opening a humidor. Consider pairing with game, a rack of lamb, truffle ravioli or a whole roasted squash.
Established in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, Vega Sicilia has been the apogee of Spanish wine for more than a century. It’s the county’s First Growth; Hugh Johnson compares it to Château Latour and Michael Broadbent MW likens it to Château Lafite, meanwhile Jancis Robinson draws comparison with Pomerol and Robert Parker calls it simply “the most prestigious wine estate in Spain”. The estate’s low-yielding old vines – some of which are more than 100 years old – produce perennially high-scoring reds.
£57.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2679301
Style No.: 672588
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