Bodegas Y Viñedos Alion 2007

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero, Spain

$79.00 (199331)

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93 pts
5
December 10, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Rich, dense and evidently concentrated, yet without heaviness or excessive extraction or wood, this is both powerful...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Under the same ownership as the legendary Vega Sicilia, I don’t think I've ever encountered a bad bottling of Alion,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Bodegas Alion is one of the great wines of Ribera del Duero, This has a rich, creamy nutty nose that vaults from the...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2007 Bodegas Alion is a light to medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of cherry, chocolate and oak on the nose and cherry, nutmeg and faint vanilla on the palate. The structure is nice, with refreshing acidity, refined tannins (decant for 1 hour) and a medium to long finish. It will be better in couple of years and should be good for 10 or more years. My impression: NICE, 91.5 pts - (note; since this was a present, I tasted it blindly and though the wine is complex, I (we) deemed it to be just NICE and didn’t think it measured up to what one would expect reading the other reviews). Tasted Dec/11.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

I am trying far too hard to like this. It is good, even very good, but to say that it is 'exceptional' is a stretch. Decanted two hours before serving, this varietal Tempranillo needs time to breath. It opens nicely to reveal earth-driven layers and herbal notes. A slight graphite minerality on the palate preludes firm tannins and an uplifting core of acidity. The fruit follows to project a juicy sweetness finishing with a hint of spice. Exceedingly complex and better enjoyed with food than on its own. Dried meats will sooth the tannin structure. Tasted Nov 2012. Best after 2014

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