Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino

9.390 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tinto Fino
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

Unlike many, many other RdD the precision and elegance, with power and structure on display here is impeccable. The house style from the grand daddy Unico is apparent. This is a wine to savor, linger on and appreciate over hours. The complexity complicates a bouquet and palate that are fresh and soulful. #spain #ribera #alion #vegasicilia

Unlike many, many other RdD the precision and elegance, with power and structure on display here is impeccable. The house style from the grand daddy Unico is apparent. This is a wine to savor, linger on and appreciate over hours. The complexity complicates a bouquet and palate that are fresh and soulful. #spain #ribera #alion #vegasicilia

Jan 17th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16.5/20 (91/100)

Сочное вино с большим количеством чёрных ягод, черники, пряностей. Хвоя, манго. Танины чуть суховаты, много дуба.

16.5/20 (91/100)

Сочное вино с большим количеством чёрных ягод, черники, пряностей. Хвоя, манго. Танины чуть суховаты, много дуба.

Feb 14th, 2014
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

8.8

More restrained due to cooler vintage. Precise & just ripe red fruit. Some subtle herb-y character. Pleasant.

More restrained due to cooler vintage. Precise & just ripe red fruit. Some subtle herb-y character. Pleasant.

Dec 27th, 2013
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.7

So many layers of Yumminess! Truly Filthy Good Vino!

So many layers of Yumminess! Truly Filthy Good Vino!

Dec 14th, 2013
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

8.7

Aromatic & hearty. Big boned. Surprisingly (?) elegant. Vibrant tart finish.

Aromatic & hearty. Big boned. Surprisingly (?) elegant. Vibrant tart finish.

Nov 17th, 2013
Fernando Motta

Armónico matrimonio de verdad maduras con vainilla y madera bien integrada. En boca intenso y suave, elegante y potente. Ultra Smooth long landing.

Armónico matrimonio de verdad maduras con vainilla y madera bien integrada. En boca intenso y suave, elegante y potente. Ultra Smooth long landing.

May 12th, 2013
Bob McDonald

Oak prominent initially on bouquet. Later it shows more on nose than palate. A rich medium to full bodied palate - one of the richest 100% Temperanillos I have had. (Known as Tinto Fino in Ribeira del Duero). Good core of fruit and oak even at 10 years but I would argue the oak masks the characters of the Temperanillo grape to an extent but certainly makes an attractive Red aimed at Western palates. Alion is one of the rising stars of the Ribeira following the success of Vega Sicilia. Fine grained if not firmish tannins but softening at this age. Never seen this in Australia. I bought this in New York in 2013. One of the 1001 Wines.

Oak prominent initially on bouquet. Later it shows more on nose than palate. A rich medium to full bodied palate - one of the richest 100% Temperanillos I have had. (Known as Tinto Fino in Ribeira del Duero). Good core of fruit and oak even at 10 years but I would argue the oak masks the characters of the Temperanillo grape to an extent but certainly makes an attractive Red aimed at Western palates. Alion is one of the rising stars of the Ribeira following the success of Vega Sicilia. Fine grained if not firmish tannins but softening at this age. Never seen this in Australia. I bought this in New York in 2013. One of the 1001 Wines.

Feb 16th, 2018
Terence Hsu

2008 very young, complex, ripe

2008 very young, complex, ripe

Apr 13th, 2015
Marisa Reisman

Lush, ripe and beautiful. Good acidity. Drinking beautifully

Lush, ripe and beautiful. Good acidity. Drinking beautifully

Apr 10th, 2015
Jose Salcedo

One of my favorite all-round wines. After good airing, rich and delicate flavor, cherries and walnuts renaming in the palate. A superb wine from@the same region as Vega Sicilia.

One of my favorite all-round wines. After good airing, rich and delicate flavor, cherries and walnuts renaming in the palate. A superb wine from@the same region as Vega Sicilia.

Feb 28th, 2015