Alion 2005 Alion Bodegas
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
The 2005 Alion has a captivating perfume of smoke, pencil lead, violets, truffle, cherry, and blackberry. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied, firm, sweetly-fruited, layered, and splendidly balanced. It has several years of aging potential and will offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2025. Bodegas Alion was founded in 1991 by Vega Sicilia. Grapes are sourced from vineyards next to the winery and from Vega Sicilia’s own vineyards at Valbuena. Eighteen hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) make up the estate
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
Blackberry, coffee and smoke flavors are a bit syrupy in this modern red, but the wine is nicely balanced and stays fresh through the floral finish.