Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino

9.2116 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tinto Fino
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

Such class on display here. Dark fruited, perfectly ripe and laced with high quality oak. You could suggest the oak presence is obvious but the fruit is going toe to toe. So composed, so lengthy, so good.

Such class on display here. Dark fruited, perfectly ripe and laced with high quality oak. You could suggest the oak presence is obvious but the fruit is going toe to toe. So composed, so lengthy, so good.

Jul 31st, 2017
WineMascot

Smoky meat, currant great grippy tannins

Smoky meat, currant great grippy tannins

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2015
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

9.4

Sophisticated crowd pleaser.

Sophisticated crowd pleaser.

Jul 12th, 2016
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

Alion is the younger brother of Vega Sicilia, 2012 is still a baby and needs time to show his full potential, based on Temranillo, this Ribera Del Duerro is robust and expressive with an almost black olive color, aromas of berries, red currents, plums, bails and spice, full robust body with dry tannins and lovely acidity, still very tight and the finish is long and dry. My score 89, drink 2018 to 2029, I suggest to visit again in 2022 by then some of the oak would have blended in and tannins will softened.

Alion is the younger brother of Vega Sicilia, 2012 is still a baby and needs time to show his full potential, based on Temranillo, this Ribera Del Duerro is robust and expressive with an almost black olive color, aromas of berries, red currents, plums, bails and spice, full robust body with dry tannins and lovely acidity, still very tight and the finish is long and dry. My score 89, drink 2018 to 2029, I suggest to visit again in 2022 by then some of the oak would have blended in and tannins will softened.

Feb 27th, 2016
Chris England

Every Alion RdD I've had has been 94-96 & this young 2012 @ £52 will certainly get there but drinking as a 91-92 this young - give 5 years 👍 as a little young!

🍷Purple ruby red

👃 Sweet & spicy blackberry with developing woody & smokey forest floor tones

👄 Med-Full bodied creamed silk blackberry/currant still showing drying tannin

🎯 Medium dry & sweet blackberry finish

Decanted 3 times bottle-decanter-bottle-decanter & 3 hours later still a little closed - better to drink 2020 onwards 😎

Every Alion RdD I've had has been 94-96 & this young 2012 @ £52 will certainly get there but drinking as a 91-92 this young - give 5 years 👍 as a little young!

🍷Purple ruby red

👃 Sweet & spicy blackberry with developing woody & smokey forest floor tones

👄 Med-Full bodied creamed silk blackberry/currant still showing drying tannin

🎯 Medium dry & sweet blackberry finish

Decanted 3 times bottle-decanter-bottle-decanter & 3 hours later still a little closed - better to drink 2020 onwards 😎

Dec 19th, 2017
Michael Meyer

Call it Baby Unico if you like but this is amazingly good - almost comparable to its big brother for a quarter of the cost. Rich dark berries, firm yet fine tannins, tobacco, violet, baking spice, and a long mineral finish. Very food friendly - my NY Strip agreed.

Call it Baby Unico if you like but this is amazingly good - almost comparable to its big brother for a quarter of the cost. Rich dark berries, firm yet fine tannins, tobacco, violet, baking spice, and a long mineral finish. Very food friendly - my NY Strip agreed.

Dec 6th, 2017
Adri G. Piece

Deliciosooooooo!
Con mi papito chulo

Deliciosooooooo!
Con mi papito chulo

Aug 5th, 2017
Andy Mc Nees

Incredibly complex. Ton of fines. Need to treat future bottles better before serving.

Incredibly complex. Ton of fines. Need to treat future bottles better before serving.

Jul 2nd, 2017
재범 심

피니쉬가 길지 않아 여운이 좀 없는 듯 하지만 가볍게 마시긴 나쁘지 않음

피니쉬가 길지 않아 여운이 좀 없는 듯 하지만 가볍게 마시긴 나쁘지 않음

May 18th, 2017
Martin Grisolle

End of summer party with a Methuselah

End of summer party with a Methuselah

Apr 16th, 2017