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Bodegas Y Vinedos Alion Ribera del Duero

Wine Details

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) It offers up an exceptionally fragrant and complex bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, incense, lavender, and blackberry. On the palate it displays impressive volume, a smooth texture, layered flavors, and a lengthy, seamless finish.

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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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Full, deep ruby-red. More expressive, evolved aromas of redcurrant, leather, smoked meat and resiny oak. Smoke, game and cinnamon in the mouth; not quite up to the '98 in depth of flavor or grip.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07