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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 746

    Vega Sicilia, Unico 1985

    6 bottles per lot

    Price Realised  


    In the words of Hugh Johnson, if Rioja producers Marqués de Riscal and Marqués de Murrieta are analogous to Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild, in Bordeaux then "Vega Sicilia is the Latour; but Latour of a vintage that has raisined the grapes and fried the picking crews," referencing the warmer growing conditions of Ribera del Duero. Vega Sicilia, like the best Spanish producers, ages wine for decades, until they deem it ready to drink. The winery's gran reserva bottling, Unico, is typically released ten to fifteen years after the vintage. This rare bottling accounts for less than a third of Vega Sicilia's production and is not even made in what are considered lesser vintages.

    Vega Sicilia, Unico 1985
    Ribera del Duero
    Levels: bottom neck or better; one wine stained label
    6 bottles per lot

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