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Bodegas Y Vinedos Alion Ribera del Duero

Wine Details

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Deep violet. Pungent oak spices accent ripe cherry and plum preserve on the nose, with sweet vanilla and mocha notes to the fore today. Lush and creamy, with ripe dark berry flavors and a strong, buil...

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    in geur wat gesloten. smaak bij net open tabak!, leer. wat langer open zwart fruit, ceder, rozemarijn, hele goede afdronk. rijp, maar niet te mondvullend. 14,5%, maar niet zwoel of warm.

    over 2 years
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    RP96

    over 6 years
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    RP96

    over 6 years
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) Bodegas Alion was started by the renowned estate of Vega Sicilia in 1991. Grapes are sourced from vineyards next to the winery and from Vega Sicilia's own vineyards at Valbuena. Eighteen hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) form the actual Alion estate. The 2004 Alion is inky purple-colored with an alluring perfume of toasty oak, lavender, violets, mineral, blackberry, and blueberry compote. This is followed by a full-bodied, rich, opulent, wine with incipient complexity, and notes of licorice, mocha, and espresso emerging on the palate. The lengthy finish is pure and persistent. Give it 3-5 years in the cellar and drink it through 2025.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Bodegas Alion was started by the renowned estate of Vega Sicilia in 1991. Grapes are sourced from vineyards next to the winery and from Vega Siciliarsquo;s own vineyards at Valbuena. Eighteen hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) form the actual Alion estate. The 2004 Alion is inky purple-colored with an alluring perfume of toasty oak, lavender, violets, mineral, blackberry, and blueberry compote. This is followed by a full-bodied, rich, opulent, wine with incipient complexity, and notes of licorice, mocha, and espresso emerging on the palate. The lengthy finish is pure and persistent. Give it 3ndash;5 years in the cellar and drink it through 2025.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06