Red

2003 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

Tinto Fino

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Ribera del Duero
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Community Tasting Notes 145

  • strijbosmh Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 14, 2020 - When opening the bottle I was immediately struck by the very strong smell of sour cherries. After a 1h decant, still very pure nose of cherries and cassis, but also notes of cocoa and coffee and some leather. On the 2nd day (stored with cork in the fridge) this was just amazing. Almost a full bodied Burgundy grand cru made from Tempranillo . That's the only way I can describe this elegancy. Perfectly integrated tannins, fresh, lively and with a 60s finish. 2 bottles left.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acheng wrote:

    January 8, 2020 - Well, my last bottle and seems like it is not holding up that well. Mostly tertiary nose already but fruit still quite lovely on the palate. Given the vintage, I supposed it is what it is and no more.

  • bobbylion Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 26, 2019 - Somewhere between 92-94 for me, so giving it the benefit of the doubt. Great wine with very strong barnyard initial smell - wasnt sure I loved it, but after a few sips and 30 min decant (the bottle was already coravined 3 weeks ago) I actually do love it. The taste is full of fruit and some salt. Big wine and 94 should do it justice.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • pcwoz Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 31, 2019 - 94++. Just keeps getting better. Lovely with more age. Smokey, cedar/tobacco. Cocoa? Rich red fruits (darker). Full but still holds freshness

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ricard Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 2, 2019 - Utterly compelling. Ridiculous. Profound. Tight and defined. Nuts and sweet spice and plums and prunes and treacle and utter beauty. "Particular scent of honeycomb" says a friend. "Thumbs up!" says another. I like the salinity alongside the caramel sensations. What a wine. So good. Chocolate and cocoa. Powerful but graceful. Assertive but demure. Serious but playful. Big but humble. Ultimately, colossal.

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    (Bodegas y Vinedos Alion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/15/2007 (link)

    (Alion Ribera del Duero Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/22/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero) Dark red violet color; black fruit, blueberry and vaguely floral nose; nice, concentrated, lovely blueberry, black fruit with good acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas y Viñedos Alión
  • Varietal Tinto Fino
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero
  • UPC Codes 097985110183, 097985118059, 8436014251374, 8436014252234, 8437008527086

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,780 (49%)
  • Consumed 1,871 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef, bbq, Game, Goose, Lamb, Light game

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100% Like It  38 votes

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