The 2013 release of Reserva Especial is a blend of three vintages (1994, 1999 and 2000). As a blend of three outstanding Unicos, the Reserva Especial is the archetypical Vega Sicilia.
Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva Especial 2013, Ribera del Duero, Spain
PRESS: Robert Parker - 98 points. "The 2013 Release (I could write the same note for all three wines) has a beautifully complex bouquet, a silky-smooth texture, elegance, and a long, pure finish. It should drink well for another 25 years. ...On the occasion of my visit in May 2010, the three Reserva Especials already in bottle and awaiting release were tasted side by side. They are identified (for the purposes of this review only) as the 2013 Release, the 2012 Release, and the 2011 Release. I was not told what vintages are in each bottling but it actually makes little difference. The Reserva Especials are blended to a house style designed to reflect Vega Sicilia at its very best. The vagaries of vintage (as reflected in Unico) are blended away leaving a wine that is, in my opinion, better than any of the single vintage wines with the possible exception of the 1942."
Producer: Vega Sicilia
Region/Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country Hierarchy: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Food Suggestion: Beef, Lamb, Venison
Wine Style: Red - Full Bodied
Alcohol Content: 14%