2014 Vega Sicilia Alion
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • W&S 96
  • WA 94
  • WE 92
  • WS 91

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ETA: Jan. 2020

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W&S 96
Wine & Spirits, June 2018
Alion comes from a 320-acre vineyard on the gravelly bank of the Douro River. This 2014 is one of the best vintages Vega-Sicilia has produced. In a year marked by a hot summer and moderate-to-warm temperatures in the... Alion comes from a 320-acre vineyard on the gravelly bank of the Douro River. This 2014 is one of the best vintages Vega-Sicilia has produced. In a year marked by a hot summer and moderate-to-warm temperatures in the fall, the wine ripened to succulent red fruit flavor with radiant spice notes and a sleek earthiness. And the texture, so soft and generous, makes it very easy to drink. It’s a modern Ribera, focused on ripe fruit, balanced and harmonious.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
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... 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
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, August 2018
This wine's jammy black plum and berry aromas contain an oaky whiff of milk chocolate. It's saturated and plump, with blackberry, blueberry and cassis flavors. Chocolate and licorice notes show on the woody finish. Drink... This wine's jammy black plum and berry aromas contain an oaky whiff of milk chocolate. It's saturated and plump, with blackberry, blueberry and cassis flavors. Chocolate and licorice notes show on the woody finish. Drink through 2030.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, October 2018
This firm red shows an austere character, with tar and smoky notes framing black tea, licorice and loamy earth flavors. The structure is solid and balanced, and currant and floral depths emerge on the finish. Old-school... This firm red shows an austere character, with tar and smoky notes framing black tea, licorice and loamy earth flavors. The structure is solid and balanced, and currant and floral depths emerge on the finish. Old-school. Best from 2019 through 2029. – TM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2014

Winery

Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia, one of Spain’s most famous and legendary wine estates, is located in Ribera del Duero, in the Valbuena de Duero in the province of Valladolid, Castilla y Leon. Founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lacanda y Chaves, who brought cuttings of Bordelaise varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Noir from Bordeaux, the estate changed hands several times before it was purchased in 1982 by the Alvarez family. This marked the beginning of one of the most prosperous periods in the history of the company.

A large estate of nearly 1,000 hectares, just 210 hectares are planted to vines which have been grown on the Vega Sicilia estate for over a hundred years. The vines, with an average age of 35 years, are planted to three varieties: Tempranillo (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and are used to produce Vega Sicilia Unico and Valbuena, as well as wine for their sister property, Bodegas Alion.

Founded on an unwavering commitment to quality and the pursuit of excellence, Vega Sicilia’s guiding principle is that “the best wine is still to be made”.