Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Vega Sicilia Unico 1970
    wsl
    Bottle (1)


    "For many years, the 1970 Unico was the greatest Spanish wine that I had ever tasted, and although this was not the same caliber as the previous perfect example, it remains a fabulous wine. It is a blend of 70% Tinto Fino, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and Malbec and aged for ten years in barriques. It has a thrilling Bordeaux-like personality on the nose that is more aloof than other vintages. The Cabernet component in the blend is pronounced, forming the backbone and austerity of this wine. However, you cannot deny its power and its breeding, or indeed its obdurate, masculine finish that demands respect." (97 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #202, Aug. 2012)

    "This wine boasts an elegant, complex bouquet of cedar wood, blackberries, cherry liqueur, and vanilla. Opulently-textured, with fabulous unctuosity, vivaciousness, and vigor, superb ripeness, a full-bodied, super-concentrated attack as well as lush mid-palate and finish, this seamless classic can be drunk now, or cellared for two decades. This wine was brilliant from the 750 ml format, and is equally compelling from magnum." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #136, Aug. 2001)


    Estimate: $800 - $1,100.

    Shipping Restriction: Please note that we cannot ship to addresses in Massachusetts, so please bid accordingly.

    Key to Condition Descriptions & Bottle Size

    Request Images of this Lot

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    September
    3rd Friday
    Auction Dates
    September
    24th Friday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    28 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 11
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item