2008 Alion Proprietary Blend

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 90
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2008 Alion Proprietary Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
If I was asked to hold up a bottle of what modern Ribera del Duero should taste like and what is should aspire to, the 2008 Alion would be the one in my hand. It has more intensity and volume on the nose when compared... If I was asked to hold up a bottle of what modern Ribera del Duero should taste like and what is should aspire to, the 2008 Alion would be the one in my hand. It has more intensity and volume on the nose when compared directly with the 2007. Tasted in February 2012, and then in January 2013, it remains a fabulous expression of Ribera del Duero. It boasts of heavenly bouquet of black plum, crushed violets and tobacco that soar from the glass, while displaying a level of delineation that would serve a lesson to many of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, silky-smooth tannins that belie the structure underneath. The acidity lends the 2008 a little more edginess than the 2007, while the finish has a wonderful sense of symmetry and focus. World class. Drink 2016-2025+. -Neal Martin
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Espresso and pomegranate flavors mingle in this polished red. Vibrant acidity keeps this lively, while mineral and herbal notes add interest to the finish. Balanced, firm and graceful. Drink now through 2016. – TM
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2013
From the owners of Vega Sicilia, Alión was first launched in 1991. This new vintage offers generous layers of coffee and dried fruit, a palate-filling tinto fino that feels warm and friendly, fat and voluptuous.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, October 2012
Dark purple almost black at the core with a ruby rim. This shows an expressive bouquet of blackberry and lavender mixed with more subtle notes of graphite toasty brioche coriander and just a hint of eucalyptus. Broad and... Dark purple almost black at the core with a ruby rim. This shows an expressive bouquet of blackberry and lavender mixed with more subtle notes of graphite toasty brioche coriander and just a hint of eucalyptus. Broad and expansive on the palate this 100% Tempranillo release from Vega Sicilia displays a smooth texture supported by silky well-integrated tannins. With layers of flavors that reveal themselves slowly on the palate this is an impressive release that will benefit from 2-4 years in the cellar and then should drink well for at least two decades.