Único Reserva Especial R19

3/750

This wine is a nod to the tradition of the area, and is the last wine in Spain to be made in this style: always a blend of 3 outstanding vintages, with the oldest wine always at least twenty years old.

 

 
95 points
"As I've seen in recent years, the non-vintage blend NV Único Reserva Especial 2019 Release contains younger wines than what the older releases used to me made up of. In this case, it's 2006, 2007 and 2009 and in fact contains wine from the current release of Único, so not much older. It's mostly Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo) and some Cabernet Sauvignon. It had a slightly longer élevage in oak, as the blend was put in bottle in June 2015, at the same time as the 2009 Único; therefore, the 2006 and 2007 components were in oak for a longer time. It has a similar character to the 2009, perhaps a little more subtle and elegant but not really more complex, with some tannins and a medium-bodied palate. 17,071 bottles and 2010 magnums produced."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019
95 points
"This red is medium-bodied but dense, offering old-school elegance, with cherry, tobacco, tea and baking spice flavors that show notes of underbrush and loamy earth. Balanced, with firm tannins and orange peel acidity. A blend of multiple vintages: 2005, 2006 and 2007. Drink now through 2026. 1,450 cases made, 40 cases imported."
Thomas Matthews,
Wine Spectator
, June 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB2910-19
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo