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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 27
December 13, 2014 - This bottle was incredibly wound up and tight. Might even have been in a dumb phase. Or maybe just not long enough of a decant. We poured in decanter and served immediately. Not much flavor poking through at first. Towards the end I saw just a hint of what this wine could be with some more time. There was a peppery background, some red fruit. Will hold last bottle and be sure to do a much longer decant.
Romol Likes this wine: (93 points)
November 12, 2014 - Decanted 2 hours. Very smooth and elegant. Defently the best Alion i have ever tried. And i think it will only improve over the next years.
93+ pts now, with potential up to 95.
Phenol73 Likes this wine: (94 points)
October 17, 2014 - (Tasted at Berry's Spain 2014): Rich and dense, but not in the stewed fruit way. This has dense aromas in the red cherry, summer flowers and vanilla spectrum. A touch of smoke. Tanins are sweet and imperceptible and give a very well crafted structure. Acidity is high/fresh; not tart. Excellent.
October 12, 2014 - Oxtail stew with mashed potatoes
AV2012 wrote: (94 points)
October 3, 2014 - Red Spain (Riga): Some pleasant barnyard on the nose as well as eucalyptus, spices, tobacco. Superb mouth feel, silky, some vanilla sweetness. Classic feel of Franch wine, which I would say if tasted it blind. Complex and polished. Loved it. (A)
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
September/October 2013, Issue #170 (link)
(Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Reserva Ribera del Duero) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Bodegas y Viñedos Alión
- Varietal Tempranillo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Spain
- Region Castilla y León
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Ribera del Duero
- UPC Code 8436014252074
- Pending Delivery 26 (2%)
- In Cellars 1180 (87%)
- Consumed 144 (11%)