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Community Tasting Notes (60) Avg Score: 91.0 points

  • 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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  • Liking this a lot right now. Though it started off kind of shy, after a respectable time in the glass, it revealed a silky texture, nice aromatics, and very good balance. Though I don't think this will be a very long term keeper, I think it will continue to drink well for several years, maybe more.

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  • Color rojo ligeramente amarronado, ribete suavemente atejado, capa alta y gruesa lágrima suavemente tintada. Buena intensidad en nariz con una fruta bien madura pero en el límite de la sobremaduración, los tostados de la barrica bien integrados y recuerdos de maderas viejas y barnices, café torrefacto en grano, pimientas secas, eucalipto seco, hojas de tabaco, cueros viejos, y ese toque que recuerda una habitación cerrada de hace tiempo de fondo con hojarasca y monte bajo seco. Correcta y amargosa entrada en boca, los tostados se muestran más duros que en nariz y sensaciones de maderas viejas, buen recorrido con una fruta bastante madura y en compota (arándanos azules), una acidez ligeramente cítrica que aporta un pequeño oasis de frescura, taninos algo duros, intenso en su recorrido pero ligero, se puede disfrutar bastante pero necesita mucha aireación y que no coja temperatura, de cuerpo medio y bastante persistente. Final largo, postgusto de fruta sobremadurada y retronasal de maderas viejas.

    More information: www.elvi.net/2013/10/26/alion-magnum-1999/

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  • Tasted blind. Red berries and a little mushroom flavor make this very interesting. Gains depth from glass time. A very balanced food wine.

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  • Very dry but still showing red berries with minerality and acidity. Old world style.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    3/27/2008, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (Vega Sicilia "Alion") Thursday SPECIAL - Alion

    Dear Friends,

    Lots of interesting treasures here in Europe and most of the vintners are more nervous than they let on. Without the American presence (due to dollar values), there is a huge gap to fill. Yes, the Far East, Russia and emerging nations will take as much Bordeaux, Burgundy and other famous names you can throw at them, but what about everything else? That is where things get interesting. Who is going to take all the Languedoc and Rhone wine sitting around? What about the lesser Bordeaux that the US and UK market take piles of? It’s not going to be the US for the present time so the vintners are stuck in a dilemma. Lower prices and sell their wares or wait it out and hope other markets will emerge. It is a conundrum and they don’t’ have long to wait - the next vintage is just around the corner...

    With that in mind, pounding the pavement can still bring the best rewards and this find was like opening Pandora's box. Here is a beautiful parcel of Alion at about the same price as original release (when the dollar was actually worth more than the Euro). Both vintages are near peak and ready to enjoy. Most prefer the 1999 at this stage but the 2000 may still have its day with another few years in bottle.

    Both have been perfectly cellared and never moved since release - they are in library release condition:

    2000 Vega Sicilia “Alion” STRICT LIMIT 6/person



    1999 Vega Sicilia “Alion” (IWC90+) STRICT LIMIT 6/person



    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

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