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  • "A wine that you want to spend time with."- 100 points James Suckling
  • Spain’s most iconic wine in every respect – pedigree, longevity and consistency – and the 2006 is a landmark vintage.
  • 94% Tempranillo, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon & carefully aged for 12 years before release.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Intense, deep and complex aromas (red and black fruit jam, liquorice and dark chocolate) evolve towards fascinating and inviting notes of dry flowers and rare spices.
Palate Exceptional balance on the palate, solidly structured yet elegant and refined, retaining all the liveliness of youth.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 15 Plus Years
Notes "A wine that you want to spend time with."- 100 points James Suckling. Spain’s most iconic wine in every respect – pedigree, longevity and consistency – and the 2006 is a landmark vintage. 94% Tempranillo, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon & carefully aged for 12 years before release.
Variety Tempranillo Blends
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French & American
Vintage 2006
Region Ribera del Duero
Country Spain
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Ribera del Duero
The Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero was named wine region of the year in 2012 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It is located on the countries northern plateau, as close to France as it is close to Portugal.

Characterised by a rocky, flat terrain, the region is predominantly dedicated to the red Tempranillo grape. The continental climate has moderately low rainfall, and gets both the extreme 40 degree heat of the Spanish summer and the chills of winter which can reach minus 18 degrees!

Ribera del Duero is home to some of the biggest names in wine, think Emilio Moro, Valderiz and Vega Sicilia and you get the idea. The region produces almost entirely red wines, with the only white grown in the region being Albillo. Tempranillo is the main red varietal, locally referred to as Tinto Fino, although other reds like Garnacha (Grenache) can be very good too.

Rosé wines and Olive oil are also exported from Ribera del Duero.
100
points
James Suckling
Incredibly floral and beautiful with dark berry, spice, cedar and mint. Chinese plums. Asian spices. Bark. Tea. Full body, dense and so soft and complex. The finish goes on for minutes. Endless and fine. January 2017 release. This reminds me of the gorgeous 1991 or 1964. Drink forever. A wine that you want to spend time with.
98
points
Luis Gutierrez
I tasted the 2006 Único again, and it's clearly the best Único produced in the last few years, to which I don't find much logic, as on paper 2004 and 2005 were better years in Ribera del Duero. However it is, the 2006 is a fantastic modern Vega Sicilia in the making, powerful and clean, still very young and marked by the élevage with a whiff of American oak and a creamy texture in the palate. It should age very well for a very long time. I'd wait to pull the cork, even if it's drinkable and quite showy already. This is the current vintage in 2018, even if the 2007 and 2008 were released before it and even before the 2005. In 2019 they will release the 2009.

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