Alion Ribera del Duero 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB7657-14
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo
Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Ribera del Duero
Alion

100% Tempranillo aged 14-16 months in 100% French oak, and another 20 months in bottle before release.

 

94 points
"2014 is a better vintage in Ribera del Duero than in Rioja, and the 2014 Alión, shows it. Sourced from 130 hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Ribera del Duero and possibly the most modern of the Vega Sicilia Group wines, it's silky, voluptuous and jammy, ripe and generous without being too much. The grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats, and the wine matured in new and second use French barriques for 12 to 14 months. It's quite ripe and powerful yet balanced and with great freshness. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lots of fruit, juicy and showy, modern without excess. 284,284 bottles along with 6,500 magnums and some larger formats were produced. You might want to give it some more time in bottle. It was bottled in June 2016."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, January 2018

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