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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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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/13/2015 - alion wrote: 92 points

1 hour's air in the glass. Darker and more intense nose than I remember from a few months ago - leather, coffee and truffle. Rich, fleshy blueberry and damson palate. Slightly sweet. Warmth from alcohol. Long finish. A really great vintage for this wine. Drinking well now but will improve and last the decade.

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/11/2015 - maxima wrote: 92 points

Il y a quelques mois, j`ai pu avoir quelques bouteilles cachées à Magog grâce à Olivier Landry...merci encore.
Très beau vin Espagnol, un fruit gourmand, bien digeste et complexe, pas trop de boisé et aucun maquillage, excellent.

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2003 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/9/2015 - Jojala wrote: 91 points

Last bottle of some 6. Quite nice but no regrets having drank this up. Better bottle than the previous in 2013. Balanced but could have been from anywhere.

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2004 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/6/2015 - Yagil wrote: 93 points

dark opaque red-brown-black
Intense ripe-fruity-plummy aromas with notes of chocolate, light spices & tobacco
Excellent harmony, soft & round integrated tannins, still a pleasant amount of ripe fruitiness, coated with a thick layer of chocolate, silky mature sensation with subtle notes of spices and delicate wood. Long finish of a great Ribera wine, a full bodied wine that is, still, in great shape and is very much enjoyable. Can further age 5-10 years.

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2006 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/3/2015 - wkphang wrote: 90 points

Good to drink now.
Nice nose with pretty smooth tannins.

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2003 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/2/2015 - PC73 wrote: 89 points

Sweet core of fruit. Well balanced. Would expect this to remain at high level for another 5 years.

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2005 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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5/2/2015 - Mascarello59 Likes this wine: 90 points

Very closed to start with but after 1h in the glass it comes to life. Bitter cherries, earth aromas. In the mouth black fruit, the earthy notes again. Feels like high alcohol as there is a very warm finish. Seemed a bit unbalanced but I'll give it the benefit of doubt and will keep it for a couple of years in the cellar.

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/29/2015 - jeremy@hk Likes this wine: 90 points

Bottle opened up nicely. Drinking very well. Tannins well balanced and fine. Great nose.

Actually didn't realized I had a bottle two years ago.

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2003 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/27/2015 - PC73 wrote: 90 points

Deep in colour. Still very primary, although starting to mellow a bit. Touch of eucalyptus and violet on the nose.
Lots of black currant on the palate. Long on the finish.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/22/2015 - Stevey wrote: 92 points

Tasted at PFV tasting event.. Fruit forward, high tannins. Drinking well now but have structure to be much better in 5+ years. If drink now, air out for an hour.

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2006 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/20/2015 - pcwoz Likes this wine: 92 points

Smokey. Medium body. Lovely red fruits. Deeper cheery maybe. Nice city and developing complexity

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/17/2015 - maxima wrote: 92 points

Mieux que les autres bouteilles, se boit de mieux en mieux.
Beau nez sur les fruits noirs, mures et cassis avec des olives et un epu d'élevage.
En bouche, assez ample et dense. Les fruits du nez reviennent, les tannins sont amples et la finale longue.
Manque le raffinement du 2004 mais avec le temps sera plus accompli.

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/16/2015 - NineteenEightyTwo Likes this wine: 89 points

Vega-Sicilia with Pablo Álvarez (Tenzing, Chicago): Rosewood color. Expressive nose with vegetal and musty aromas. Maple and cigarette butts. The palate is lean and elegant but incorporates some of the bold exoticism of the nose. This showed far better than the very sedate 2007, and should continue to evolve through the end of the decade.

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/16/2015 - NineteenEightyTwo wrote: 87 points

Vega-Sicilia with Pablo Álvarez (Tenzing, Chicago): Pure crimson color, starting to show a little bit of maturity. This had a nose with a sweet and woodsy note reminiscent of maple syrup. Surprisingly, the palate was very subdued by comparison. Several fellow tasters wondered aloud whether this might have entered a dumb period, given the immediate and expressive character of the 2009. Would revisit this without prejudice in a few years.

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/16/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Pablo Alvarez (Tenzing - Chicago IL): Ripe black berries and cherries that could benefit from some more cellar time to soften. Nicely persistent, very good potential here. I liked this far more vs the Pintia 2009 in the next glass.

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2007 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/16/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 88 points

Vega Sicilia Dinner with Pablo Alvarez (Tenzing - Chicago IL): Plum, black cherry and meaty with some rustic edges and modest spice. Drinking well now.

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2001 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/11/2015 - chablis28 wrote: 93 points

This wine has really improved in the 2-1/2 yrs since our last btl. We did PnP but I could see a decant too to get rid of the sediment at the end and to open the nose further. That said, this showed so much more depth this time around and was a very easy btl to drain tonight with homemade pizza. Dark chocolate, red fruit, tobacco and acidity enough to keep this feeling fresh and energetic. A very tasty,lush and complex modern interpretation of Tempranillo that avoids going over the top. 14% ALC. This is solidly in its drinking window and should easily go another 3yrs+. Don't hesitate to pull a cork as this drinks superbly now. Paid $54 and worth all of that and more.

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2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/8/2015 - Blauweiss Likes this wine: 93 points

Fantastic young nose, loads of dark berries, oak, butterscotch. taste is full bodied, lots of young tannin, strong acidity that makes the wine last a looong time! Also dark fuit, blackberries, some cherrie, licorice. Great wine, but it needs some cellaring to integrate.

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2011 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/5/2015 - Torchy Likes this wine: 91 points

Veldig fin i glasset med mørk rødlilla klar farge. Nese som står ut av glasset med mint og eik samt jordslighet. Veldig rund og fin smak som er avrundet. Ettersmaken er noe kort, og kunne godt vært litt lenger.

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2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

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4/2/2015 - Fantomas Likes this wine: 89 points

This time, the impression was more consistent with the first tasting: dark purple, smooth attack, still too much alcohol content, but beautiful strawberry jam and cedar on the palate, some tobacco and dark chocolate, and pleasant length. Very inconsistent experiences over the past months. Need to track this wine while it further develops over the years.

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