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Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 2000
  • 750ml
  • Spain
  • Castilla y Leon
  • Ribera del Duero
  • Ribera del Duero
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
  • Red
  • OWC/OCC
  • EE3414
  • EE3414
Lot 40

2000 Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero - 750ml - 3 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$1,400 - CAD$1,900

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CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 2000 Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $1400 - $1900 with a reserve of $1100. The bottles in this lot come from collection 10232.
This Ontario collector was one of Iron Gate’s very first storage clients. He purchased directly through the LCBO and local agents over the years, and many of the bottles have not left our temperature and humidity controlled, subterranean vault since they arrived
The score for 2000 Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero is 94 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - 2000 was not a heralded vintage in most of Spain, unlike in Bordeaux, but the turn of the century produced a very fine 2000 Único, which, from magnum, showed well, with good acidity. It was even a little closed but without the purity of, say, 2004. It has abundant, slightly dusty tannins and one of Vega Sicilia's signatures- a little volatility that lifts up the wine. It's evolving faster than the 2004, which to me is the benchmark of the decade. It was produced with 93% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and achieved 14% alcohol. 2,685 magnums produced. Artwork Castilviejo.