Intense cherry red with ruby reflections. In its aromatic complexity the nose is uniquely 'Unico,' showing notes of macerated fruit, compote, eucalypus and menthol characteristic of the Vega Sicilia terroir. The palate powerful is opulent and aggressive, with an aromatically persistant finish reflecting the flavors of the nose.
Still firm and fresh, this solid red shows cherry, licorice, chocolate and light herbal flavors that linger and bloom on the finish. Balanced, with an appealing spicy note that brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2012. 8,500 cases made.
The 1996 Unico seems more developed aromatically than the 1995 with elements of coffee and mocha but not quite the richness of fruit of the 1995. It is more supple on the palate but with less depth. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 20 years.