Vega Sicilia Único 2010
Único es la gran referencia de Vega Sicilia. Un tinto de leyenda que todo aficionado debería probar al menos una vez en su vida. Ideal para su guarda, que en óptimas condiciones puede prolongarse hasta 60 años, muestra una complejidad "infinita" en cada sorbo, no en vano es uno de los vinos con mayor tiempo de crianza del mundo. Su estilo se rige por tres constantes inmutables: elegancia, firmeza y capacidad de envejecimiento. Fruto de una de las mejores cosechas de los últimos años en Ribera del Duero, según el Consejo Regulador de la D.O., la añada 2010 alcanza la perfección. Potencia, concentración y amplitud en un vino que gana matices si le permites abrirse el tiempo necesario. Un tinto soberbio para disfrutar a largo plazo.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Perfection is as rare in wine as it is in most things in life, but this is a stunning Único, reflecting the quality of one of the greatest vintages of the last century. Blended with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, as it was in 2009, it's still a very youthful wine right now, with closeknit tannins, thrilling acidity, layers of spices, fresh earth, tobacco, red and black fruits, some oak sweetness and a wonderfully refreshing, leafy undertone. Simply stunning. 2025-50
This is still very tight and closed with so much depth and beauty. The linear line to this is very vertical and draws you down. It shows intense blackberry, dark-chocolate, hazelnut and walnut character. Full body. Chewy yet extremely polished. Precise. Shows decadence. So drinkable already, but better in 2022.
In my view, the best Unico in the last decade, with unmatched delicacy and complexity. Intensely perfumed with black berry fruits and elegant hints of clove and coffee. Magical on the palate, with its extremely fine-grained texture, a surprising freshness and never-ending finish. After 10 years, it is still too young and needs time to reach its potential. Still the greatest in its unique style. Drink 2020-2050 Alcohol 14.5%
I was surprised by the aromatics of the 2010 Único, cropped from a powerful and concentrated year that delivered this blend of 94% Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo) and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 14.5% alcohol and a highish pH of 3.87. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats and aged for almost six years. It feels quite ripe and somehow old style, dominated by ripe black fruit, with a rustic and earthy touch. It has an ample palate, concentrated and powerful, with some earthy tannins. 85,185 bottles, 3,362 magnums, 228 double magnums and 36 Imperials were produced. It was bottled in June 2016.