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The February 2017 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 2/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #673. Vega-Sicilia Único 2004

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 97 WA.
"Moving on to the big guns, the 2004 Unico is truly spectacular, in line with the 1970 and 1994. It’s a blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Unico has a unique long aging, in the case of the 2004, 15 months in 20,000-liter vats, 25 month in new barrels, 17 months in used barrels and a further 26 months in the big oak vats. It has complex notes of tobacco, cedar wood and blackberries, and shows very good balance between power and elegance as well as perfect ripeness. It has a similar profile to the 1994, but there’s ten years difference in experience and technical knowledge. There is nuance; there is detail, filigree, balance, harmony and complexity. There is a fine texture. In short, it is a great, world-class wine, a superb vintage for Unico. 87,500 bottles, 2,229 magnums, 150 double magnums and 5 Imperials were filled with this extraordinary wine . . . . It will age for a very long time, as it has the balance and harmony to do so, and it will develop more complexity with time. . ." Wine Advocate #214, Aug 2014
Notes: #083969-71.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $800


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