Bodegas Rodero

Alion Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.294 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Dark plum, bloodiness and oak. Very integrated, smooth and lush. Soft edged with a plush finish. Not profound but likeable. Needs time in glass

Dark plum, bloodiness and oak. Very integrated, smooth and lush. Soft edged with a plush finish. Not profound but likeable. Needs time in glass

Jun 30th, 2018
Michael Kvasnicka

Excellent.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2016
Jonathan Reimer

Sensational wine.

Sensational wine.

Jan 1st, 2017
Martin G Rivard

@David A Lentine I always love uncorking one of these when opening up a variety of wines.

@David A Lentine I always love uncorking one of these when opening up a variety of wines.

Sep 9th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

@Mike Rowe @David A Lentine @Ron R @Kirk Alexander I lied before when I said the Sena was the only bargain bang for the buck that we enjoyed tonight. This wine is s rockstar for its price point. I call it my baby Vega! It's an awesome wine which did a great job at highlighting the strengths of every other wine that was enjoyed tonight. Believe me., it's a kickass bottle of wine but it was unfortunately overshadowed by its peers. I own 18 of these., so you know I like it! Next time., I won't open it next to 3 100 point bottles!!
Whoops., my bad! Lol

@Mike Rowe @David A Lentine @Ron R @Kirk Alexander I lied before when I said the Sena was the only bargain bang for the buck that we enjoyed tonight. This wine is s rockstar for its price point. I call it my baby Vega! It's an awesome wine which did a great job at highlighting the strengths of every other wine that was enjoyed tonight. Believe me., it's a kickass bottle of wine but it was unfortunately overshadowed by its peers. I own 18 of these., so you know I like it! Next time., I won't open it next to 3 100 point bottles!!
Whoops., my bad! Lol

Sep 3rd, 2016
Douglas Renall

Really enjoyed this Spanish masterpiece #riberadelduero

Really enjoyed this Spanish masterpiece #riberadelduero

Jul 17th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

Beautiful wine to get us over our Wednesday hump!

Beautiful wine to get us over our Wednesday hump!

May 25th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Opening a bottle of “modern” Ribera del Duero was an absolute joy. The color was a glistening dark Ruby red with concentrated aromas of dark fruits, floral scents and some oak spice. The palate shows sweet blackberries, plums and hints of black raspberry with gentle oak coming through. Tannins were very soft, good balance with acidity, medium to full body. The finish ends smooth with some woody spice, tobacco, smoke and minerality. Outstanding! It was even better sharing this gift from my son, with him!

Opening a bottle of “modern” Ribera del Duero was an absolute joy. The color was a glistening dark Ruby red with concentrated aromas of dark fruits, floral scents and some oak spice. The palate shows sweet blackberries, plums and hints of black raspberry with gentle oak coming through. Tannins were very soft, good balance with acidity, medium to full body. The finish ends smooth with some woody spice, tobacco, smoke and minerality. Outstanding! It was even better sharing this gift from my son, with him!

Apr 19th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Macerated strawberry, fig, sweet pipe tobacco, pickle brine.

Macerated strawberry, fig, sweet pipe tobacco, pickle brine.

May 14th, 2015
Peter van den Berg

Over the hill... or wrong bottle probably?

Over the hill... or wrong bottle probably?

Feb 7th, 2021