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2003 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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7/30/2015 - nbrue wrote: 93 points

This took 45 minutes in the decanter to open and then it was graphite, tobacco, leather and damp earth. My wife loved it and we were happy to share the last 1/2 bottle as our friends opted for the Aussie Shiraz.

I am not as in love as Jay Miller but it was perfectly balanced and delicious. I'll drink the remaining bottles over the next 3-5 years.

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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7/22/2015 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: 92 points

The first Tempranillo of the evening. Bright red and just the beginning of a brown rim. Black fruit, oak and vanilla on the nose. It took 4 hours breathing in the bottle to reach proper sipping. Dry, elegant tannings, good fruit, medium body. A winner that has another decade to go! Fortunately, this was our second bottle of 12! Our friend who just started sipping Tempranillo this year was wowed!!!

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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7/16/2015 - Poisey Likes this wine: 92 points

Sweet nose with tobacco leaf cinnamon stick. Dark red berry finish. Decadent and sexy wine. Very smooth and rich. Very New World with nice oak integration. .

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2006 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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7/5/2015 - pcwoz Likes this wine: 92 points

Very smooth. Red and black fruits. Some smoke and spice. Lovely

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2004 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/30/2015 - carstenf wrote: 95 points

Damn good Alion - had that Temp. style when best. Spice , Dark chocolate , Lavendel in some way and sure toasty oak. That wine demand about 10 years age - thats for sure.
Very GOOD and last bottle in that vintage.

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2002 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/21/2015 - acheng wrote: 90 points

Quite interesting comparing this with the 2011. Feminine with bright acidity and completely resolved tannin. No sediment problem with this one. Oak has integrated completely, not sure will improve.

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1992 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/23/2015 - Mlermontov wrote: 92 points

An Evening at the Grillmaster's House: Dark, meaty, funky nose. cherry with chocolate mid. brawny finish with fresh note of acidity. fully mature.

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1992 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/21/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose showed fully mature yet lively all the same, with moist soil, herbal tones, dried flowers, and plum. On the palate, it was finessed with zippy acidity and silky textures, displaying dark berry, soil and herbs, floral tones and hints of cedar. On the finish, it was light and fully resolved yet showing verve with dried flowers and hints of tart berry.

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1997 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/19/2015 - mgatens Likes this wine: 93 points

Excellent, rich and fruit forward on opening. As it opened up, it flattened out.

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/15/2015 - MPAN Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark deep red; pepper, dark fruit, blackberies; very powerful with some tannins, silky and dense, very masculine; good but might improve over time by softening up

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/14/2015 - soyhead wrote: NR

Beautiful, just delicious, very expressive red fruits, juicy, and with structure. A treat. Drink now or hold for a while yet.

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1995 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/11/2015 - robmatic wrote: 95 points

Meaty, spicy, sappy. Angular at the start, but came together quickly. Clay and wood, sweet fruit and mature tannins, with exceptional depth. Perfect match with cold-smoked and grilled Kurobuta pork tenderloin.

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1995 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/12/2015 - andtheodor wrote: 94 points

Tasted double blind. Old wood, mushroomy, rustic nose with a sweet & spicy cherry/strawberry fruit profile. A spike of volatility, plenty of acidity, some deft oak. After an hour of decanting this has become really complex and alluring; coffee, mint, beef consomme, balsamic vinegar over strawberries, succulent richness. Immediately reminiscent of a Duero but this has exceptional cleanliness and polish. Seems like a Vega-Sicilia wine, maybe a 20 year old Valbuena? Damn good. 94-96 I dunno.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/9/2015 - Herschel Krustofski wrote: NR

Powerful, ripe and tannic.
Needs 90 min of air, and best with substantial food.
Good dark fruit but not perfectly balanced though.
Slightly overripe, a touch too dense ; a bitter note seems out of place.
I guess I'm not a big fan of 2011s. De gustibus non est disputandum.

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/5/2015 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: 92 points

Our keen tennis friends visited to watch the French Open so we popped open four bottles to pass the time. The Alion was last but not least showing a bright red and just the beginning of a from rim. Black fruit, oak and vanilla on the nose. It took 4 hours breathing in the bottle to reach proper sipping. Dry, elegant tannings, good fruit, medium body. A winner that has another decade to go! Fortunately, this was our first bottle of 12!

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1994 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/1/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: flawed

A private tasting (Restaurant De Gieser Wildeman *, Noordeloos, Netherlands): Hint of TCA, but an appraisal is still possible. Lively and youthful for age, lovely tension between top-notch oak and plummy yet fresh fruit, very nice tertiary complexity, an excellent wine - such a shame. Flawed.

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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6/1/2015 - Brandovious Likes this wine: 90 points

One dimensional hot cherry nose. Did well with a few hours of air. Didn't get better on day two. Rounded cherry cola, light finish. This wine has better years ahead. Not great QBR. Many Spanish wines in the $40 range on par with this.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/27/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Crushed blackberry, blueberry, herbs, cassis, minerals; pure, elegant, bitter coffee finish. Big, but beautiful. Great stuff.

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2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/22/2015 - LFCHALA Does not like this wine: 87 points

Disappointing. Aromas and primary red fruit flavors. I also found that lack structure that guarantees a good aging. Basic wine and much lower than the 1995 and 2001 vintages I recently drank

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/22/2015 - farinas Likes this wine: 92 points

Sweet blue and black fruits, new oak vanillin with some dough at the end. Palate is ultra smooth with medium tannins and shorter than usual finish. Still quite impressive and approachable at this point

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/19/2015 - peterchoy wrote: 92 points

Appearance: Bright and clear, it has deep ruby color, with fading rims and legs.
Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of black fruit such as blackberry, dark plum and bilberry, sweet spice of cinnamon and cloves, oak notes of vanilla, pungent spice of licorice, animal notes of leather, maturity notes of truffle and tobacco. The wine is developing.
Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has medium tannin of ripe and velvety texture, with medium (+) alcohol and medium (-) body. It has medium intensity flavors of black fruit such as blackberry, plum and dark cherries, red fruit of raspberry, oak notes of vanilla, maturity notes of truffle, animal notes of leather. The wine has a medium finish.
Conclusion: Very good quality Spanish red with an intense nose of highly complex aromas, the wine has a robust structure, good harmony of fruit and other notes, exhibiting the typical varietal characteristics with balance. A reasonably concentrated palate, the wine has a fair finish and ready to drink now, though can further develop for another 4-6 years.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/15/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 points

A private dinner (Café Saigon, Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain): Glossy, rich, ripe black fruit, spices, hint of tar, floral top note, concentrated and pure, young but already beautifully balanced and harmonious, silky and fresh, creamy, grippy but ripe tannins, mineral core, good depth, excellent length. A very stylish and elegant wine - drink 2021 to 2031.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/13/2015 - BitDrErik wrote: 89 points

Eðalklúbbur, vínsmakk #3 vor 2015 (Marbakkabraut 12): Mjög dökkt. í nefi aðallega blómaangan. Einnig plómur . Í munni ananas, vanilla, dökk ber og krydd (mynta). Mikil sæta og sýran er yfirdrifin.

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2002 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/14/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 points

A private lunch (Restaurant Mugaritz **, Enterreria, Spain): Harmonious, rich, fresh, spicy, meaty, violets, good concentration and weight, fresh red fruit, velvety, perfectly integrated tannins, deep, smoky oak, great Tempranillo typicity, beautifully pure flavours and length. Fabulous Alion, a wonderful marriage of finesse and power.

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1999 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/13/2015 - mattyboy_ wrote: NR

Faint VA aroma and a little stewy, maybe heat damaged. Earthy and thin, all the fruit completely stripped. Very acidic and austere. Extremely thin. Seems Missed the boat on this one at least 5 years ago.

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