Bodegas Y Viñedos Alion 2006

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero, Spain

$79.00 (199331)

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93 pts
10
November 27, 2010

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very rich, sumptuous red is always among the classiest from Spain. Loaded with complex, ripe blackberry, fig...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Open, intense, immediately recognizable as classy wine, with super complexity and style. There's a full spectrum of...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Truly evocative of the amazing quality of top Ribera wines, the 2006 Alion easily satisfies all expectations....

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Dense yet graceful, this plush red offers black cherry, fig, chocolate and mineral notes, with fresh, firm tannins...

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Community Reviews (5)

Michael Loken
Michael Loken

Aged to perfection, this Alion was a tremendous bottle of wine. Aromas of hay, leather, tobacco, cassis, dark cherries, violets and cedar all mixed together in layers upon layers of flavour. Excellent length that allowed for this wine to develop in the mouth, with a silky, buttery element provided by the oak. A bottle of wine you talk about for days afterwards. Don't leave it open for too long - when consumed in January 2017 this wine started losing power after an hour open. Must decant due to sediment in the bottle.

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CARLOS TREVIÑO
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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Second tasting Mar 2019: A completely different experience. Pitch perfect fruit, with excellent floral and mineral complexity. On the oak-y side, but to be expected. Long and satisfying finish. Suspect that they first bottle might have had cork taint, or really just was in a dumb period.
This was a disappointment. Maybe I approached it too early. Maybe it's in a "dumb" period. Perhaps this was a bottle with mild taint. But whatever the reason, it simply didn't provide much of anything. Dull fruit, dull mouth feel, unexceptional finish.

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Allan Miller
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