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    Bodegas y Vinedos Alion 2006
    Tempranillo - Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • WE93
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Varietal: Tempranillo

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 110564

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Alión is a solid wine, and is the height of expression of the tinto fino grape ripened in the sun and intelligently made into wine. Its color is concentrated, dark with a luminous and seductive edge, typical of its youth and seasoned by the wood. The aroma is unveiled with an intensity that is not very frequent in the wines from the Ribera del Duero designation of origin. It appears with hints of roast from the grape and top-quality wood. On the palate, the sweetened tannins of the concentrated black fruits blend with the dry creamy tannins of the French oak. It is full of flavor, strong, fleshy and unfolds a truly suggestive range of tastes.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2006 Alion, aged in 100% new French oak, is a saturated purple color with a fetching bouquet of sandalwood, smoke, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry confiture. In the mouth it has outstanding volume, kinky spice notes, savory black fruits, and enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for another 5-7 years. Its drinking window will extend from 2015 to 2031.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A lovely, modern-styled wine with clean, pure elegance on the nose, palate and finish. It opens with a blast of toast, and then unfolds with fresh black fruit flavors, smooth but lively tannins, and nice touches of heft, drive and simplicity. As good as Alion is, it’s not a complicated or overly complex wine. Best 2011–2017.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Deep red. Intensely perfumed, mineral-driven scents of redcurrant, raspberry, spicecake and dried rose, with a smoky overlay. Juicy and precise, offering lively red fruit flavors and a suave floral pastille quality with aeration. Weightier on the finish, where the floral note lingers with authority and persistent spiciness.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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