Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino

9.371 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tinto Fino
Top Notes For
Adam Kincaid

I get a lot of Bordeaux vibes from this tinto. Medium bodied, medium acids. Cherry, cassis and balsamic. It’s more restrained than I was expecting it to be, but still packs a complex punch when brooded upon.

I get a lot of Bordeaux vibes from this tinto. Medium bodied, medium acids. Cherry, cassis and balsamic. It’s more restrained than I was expecting it to be, but still packs a complex punch when brooded upon.

Apr 28th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

1991 inaugural vintage by famous Vega Sicilia estate. Tried the ‘13 a few times and it doesn’t disappoint. Ruby with an array of aromas, dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are firm and support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Will benefit from more time!

1991 inaugural vintage by famous Vega Sicilia estate. Tried the ‘13 a few times and it doesn’t disappoint. Ruby with an array of aromas, dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are firm and support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Will benefit from more time!

Jul 24th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. The last vintage I tried was the ‘08. Beautiful Ruby with an array aromas of dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are a bit strong but needed to support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Needs 10 years!

Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. The last vintage I tried was the ‘08. Beautiful Ruby with an array aromas of dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are a bit strong but needed to support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Needs 10 years!

Dec 2nd, 2018
Saida Santana Margalef

2013 Vintage

2013 Vintage

Sep 9th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Spanish power at its finest. This wine will convert a cali drinker to the old world very easily.

Spanish power at its finest. This wine will convert a cali drinker to the old world very easily.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
Victor Charcan

Gracious dark and red fruit, cherries, plums, wonderfully integrated French oak, body, balance and length (drunk too young)

Gracious dark and red fruit, cherries, plums, wonderfully integrated French oak, body, balance and length (drunk too young)

May 28th, 2017
Max Kappl

Deep notes of dried plums, leather and cassis. A wine with an attitude!

Deep notes of dried plums, leather and cassis. A wine with an attitude!

May 23rd, 2022
Alvaro Bustillos

Chihuahua 7/17

Chihuahua 7/17

Jun 11th, 2020
Joachim Modlich

From Bodega Vega Sicilia. Unbelievable that this is a secondary wine. Rich, deep, wonderful nose. I had the 2013 in 2019.

From Bodega Vega Sicilia. Unbelievable that this is a secondary wine. Rich, deep, wonderful nose. I had the 2013 in 2019.

Sep 21st, 2019
Tobias Marbler

Floral with notes of liquorice. Nice tannins. Worth it all the way.

Floral with notes of liquorice. Nice tannins. Worth it all the way.

Aug 10th, 2019