Alión 1998

Alión 1998

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Bodegas Alión, owned by neighbouring estate and a younger sibling of sorts to Spain's 'First Growth' Vega Sicilia, is emblematic of modern Ribera del Duero and highlights the potential greatness of single-varietal Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). Hand-harvested fruit from low-yielding vines on the estate spends up to 20 months in new, one-use French barrels before release. Charmingly (and perhaps surprisingly) fresh for a twenty-something year-old wine, it is rich with dark, high-toned fruit dusted with cocoa, and shows its maturity with notes of tobacco and leather.

Wine Details

Type Red
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Douro
Producer Vega Sicilia
Vintage 1998
Main grapes Tinto Fino
Alcohol 13.5%
Size 75cl

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