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ALION 2015 MAGNUM ~ Vega Sicilia

ALION 2015 MAGNUM VEGA SICILIA ~ 100% Tinto Fino / Tempranillo ~ 15.0% Alc. ~ 1.50 Ltr. ~

96JS / 94AG / 93+RP

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Bodegas Alión
Xavier Ausás & Begoña Jovellar
DO Ribera del Duero
Spain

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ALION 2015 MAGNUM | VEGA SICILIA | RIBERA DEL DUERO

"Very impressive red plums and the Alion has a very approachable feel to it, supple and even. The nose delivers some savory, slightly tarry and earthy character with a classic, direct and easy-to-understand feel. Some dried flowers, too. The palate has medium body and delivers fleshy, round red cherries, gently savory, spicy elements and fine, long and detailed tannins. A great Alion, full of flavor, very fresh. Drink across the next 15 years."

96 Points | James Suckling | www.jamessuckling | 21 June 2018

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"Youthful purple. An expansive, highly complex bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, incense, candied flowers and vanilla, and a smoky mineral flourish adds urgency and lift. Sweet and seamless on entry, offering palate-staining blackberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors and suggestions of mocha and cola. Tightens up steadily on the back half but shows no hard edges. Finishes with excellent, dark-berry-driven tenacity and smooth tannins coming in slowly."

94 Points | Josh Raynolds | Antonio Galloni, Vinous | February 2021

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"Produced with 100% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo grapes in a modern and fruit-forward style with generous oak, the 2015 Alión is juicy and intense, cropped from a warm and dry year that delivered a 15% alcohol red that is voluptuous and hedonistic. It matured for 12 to 14 months in oak barrels, mostly French and mostly new. At first I found it quite ripe, with black rather than red fruit, a little earthy and with a touch of licorice and ink. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty tannins without the quality they had in 2014; it's a little dry on the finish, a riper and more powerful vintage of Alión. The nose improved tremendously with time in the glass as it opened up, but the tannins remained quite present. It might need a little more time in bottle to polish those edges. 230,730 bottles and some larger formats where produced. It was bottled in June 2017."

93+ Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #End of January 2019 | 31 January 2019

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They renewed the Alión facilities in 2018 to include smaller vats so they could ferment smaller plots separately and increase the use of concrete for the wine's élevage.

Luis Gutiérrez | Wine Advocate | December 2019

  • Drink: 2020 - 2029
  • Production: 230.730 bottles / 7.007 magnums
  • Treatment: 12-14 months in mostly new French oak (Nevers)