Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino

9.358 ratings
9.311 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tinto Fino
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

1991 inaugural vintage by famous Vega Sicilia estate. Tried the ‘13 a few times and it doesn’t disappoint. Ruby with an array of aromas, dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are firm and support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Will benefit from more time!

1991 inaugural vintage by famous Vega Sicilia estate. Tried the ‘13 a few times and it doesn’t disappoint. Ruby with an array of aromas, dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are firm and support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Will benefit from more time!

Jul 24th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. The last vintage I tried was the ‘08. Beautiful Ruby with an array aromas of dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are a bit strong but needed to support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Needs 10 years!

Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. The last vintage I tried was the ‘08. Beautiful Ruby with an array aromas of dark fruits, spice, floral and some oak. The palate shows strawberry, blackberry & plum flavors with hints of espresso and licorice surrounded with gentle oak. Tannins are a bit strong but needed to support the backbone of this tremendous wine. Well balance with acidity, full body, lingering finish ends with some fruit, oak, spice, and mineral character. Needs 10 years!

Dec 2nd, 2018
Saida Santana Margalef

2013 Vintage

2013 Vintage

Sep 9th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Spanish power at its finest. This wine will convert a cali drinker to the old world very easily.

Spanish power at its finest. This wine will convert a cali drinker to the old world very easily.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
Victor Charcan

Gracious dark and red fruit, cherries, plums, wonderfully integrated French oak, body, balance and length (drunk too young)

Gracious dark and red fruit, cherries, plums, wonderfully integrated French oak, body, balance and length (drunk too young)

May 28th, 2017
Alvaro Bustillos

Chihuahua 7/17

Chihuahua 7/17

Jun 11th, 2020
Joachim Modlich

From Bodega Vega Sicilia. Unbelievable that this is a secondary wine. Rich, deep, wonderful nose. I had the 2013 in 2019.

From Bodega Vega Sicilia. Unbelievable that this is a secondary wine. Rich, deep, wonderful nose. I had the 2013 in 2019.

Sep 21st, 2019
Tobias Marbler

Floral with notes of liquorice. Nice tannins. Worth it all the way.

Floral with notes of liquorice. Nice tannins. Worth it all the way.

Aug 10th, 2019
Chris England

Quick 1 min review as in restaurant that does Monkfish nuggets for kids 😱 & has Pingus 04 for €900 🤤 This Alion was €90 and went great with Monkfish & Shrimp in noodle paella in tomato & aioli sauce 😍 oh & chocolate textures cake 😁 with a cheeky port chaser 😊 Scroll ⏩ for pics on Instagram 👍

📍 Vega Sicilia Alion 2013

🏵 92 points chilled for 29C 🌞

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Gooey chocolate cherry raspberry Black Forest gateaux w/ soft smoked oak & minerals

👄 Full bodied chewy chocolate driven dark cherry in raspberry coulis & blackcurrant compote w/ dry minerals

🎯 Long touch dry choc cherry raspberry gateaux goo fest

Quick 1 min review as in restaurant that does Monkfish nuggets for kids 😱 & has Pingus 04 for €900 🤤 This Alion was €90 and went great with Monkfish & Shrimp in noodle paella in tomato & aioli sauce 😍 oh & chocolate textures cake 😁 with a cheeky port chaser 😊 Scroll ⏩ for pics on Instagram 👍

📍 Vega Sicilia Alion 2013

🏵 92 points chilled for 29C 🌞

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Gooey chocolate cherry raspberry Black Forest gateaux w/ soft smoked oak & minerals

👄 Full bodied chewy chocolate driven dark cherry in raspberry coulis & blackcurrant compote w/ dry minerals

🎯 Long touch dry choc cherry raspberry gateaux goo fest

Sep 23rd, 2018
David From The 504

Spain night

Spain night

Sep 11th, 2017