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Vega Sicilia Único 2013 released

By January 24, 2023Fine Wine Market, Releases, Spain
  • The 2013 vintage of Vega Sicilia Único has been released for £3,156 (12×75).
  • Tim Atkin MW awarded the wine 97-points.  
  • The 2011 and 2005 vintages look attractive.

The latest wines from the Spanish ‘First Growth’ Vega Sicilia, including the 2018 Valbuena and the 2013 vintage of Único have been released. The latter has been offered internationally for £3,156 per dozen. Buyers might also wish to consider the 2005 and 2011 vintages. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical opinion

Tim Atkin MW awarded the 2013 Único a score of 97-points. He said that the wine was ‘a delight to drink now and will continue to evolve for at least another decade’.

Jancis Robinson gave it 18++/20, noting that it is ‘very sharp and intense and hard work in terms of acid and tannin but very promising’. She added that the wine was the ‘essence of Vega Sicilia’.

Fair Value

At this price, the new release costs more than the 96-point 2011 and 2005 vintages, which come at 11.3% and 8.1% discounts respectively.

Buyers might also wish to consider the 98-point 2009 vintage, which has a Market Price of £3,200 per case.

In the last year, the 2012 vintage has been the most traded by value.

Other releases

The 2018 Valbuena 5˚was offered today at £1,272 per 12×75. The extremely limited NV Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial was also released at £1,041 per 3 bottle case.

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