Unico Reserva Especial is a true reflection and tribute to the history of Spanish wine, perfectly combining the characteristics of different vintages of UNICO. Only UNICO´s best vintages are used to produce this legendary and remarkably complex wine; a blend of many years, virtues, experiences and emotions that only expresses the most profound essence of a unique, inimitable style, the Vega Sicilia style.
Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Average age of vineyard 35 years, surface area 210 ha. Planting density 2,222 plants/ha. Altitude 700 m. Yield 3,600 kg /ha. 17,071 bottles and 2010 magnums produced.
"As I've seen in recent years, the non-vintage blend NV Único Reserva Especial 2019 Release contains younger wines than what the older releases used to me made up of. In this case, it's 2006, 2007 and 2009 and in fact contains wine from the current release of Único, so not much older. It's mostly Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo) and some Cabernet Sauvignon. It had a slightly longer élevage in oak, as the blend was put in bottle in June 2015, at the same time as the 2009 Único; therefore, the 2006 and 2007 components were in oak for a longer time. It has a similar character to the 2009, perhaps a little more subtle and elegant but not really more complex, with some tannins and a medium-bodied palate."
95 - The Wine Advocate