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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Bodegas y Vinedos Alion  2003
Bodegas y Vinedos Alion 2003
(search item no. 94656)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2001 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A bright deep red color with streaks of violet. Full and elegant on the nose, with a wide range of aromas, such as vanilla, ripe fruits, compote and syrups. The palate is opulent and elegant with harmonious tannins providing a subtle backbone to the wine; great aromatic persistence.
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Additional wines from Bodegas y Vinedos Alion:

  • 2011 (search item no. 135855)

About Bodegas y Vinedos Alion:

Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. Inspired by the "modern classic" style of top Bordeaux, owner Pablo Alvarez wished to adapt this style of wine to the unique climate and soils in the western Ribera del Duero. Around half the grapes come from Vega Sicilia vineyards, the other half from Alion's own vineyards near Penafiel. The wine is made by Javier Ausas, head winemaker of Vega Sicilia, at Alion's dedicated, state-of-the-art winery. Alion is certainly a modern wine, an opulent and seductive 100% Tempranillo aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels, but - as one would expect from Vega Sicilia - there is nothing over-the-top about the wine. Not overripe, overextracted or overoaked, it is all about elegance, harmony, class...and sheer hedonistic pleasure