2015 Vega Sicilia Alion
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WA 93
  • WE 92
  • WS 91
  • DC 91

Reg: $109.94

$79.94

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Reg: $109.94

$79.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, December 2018
Very impressive red plums and the Alion has a very approachable feel to it, supple and even. The nose delivers some savory, slightly tarry and earthy character with a classic, direct and easy-to-understand feel. Some... expand Very impressive red plums and the Alion has a very approachable feel to it, supple and even. The nose delivers some savory, slightly tarry and earthy character with a classic, direct and easy-to-understand feel. Some dried flowers, too. The palate has medium body and delivers fleshy, round red cherries, gently savory, spicy elements and fine, long and detailed tannins. A great Alion, full of flavor, very fresh. Drink across the next 15 years. collapse
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2019
93+ Produced with 100% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo grapes in a modern and fruit-forward style with generous oak, the 2015 Alión is juicy and intense, cropped from a warm and dry year that delivered a 15% alcohol red that is... expand 93+ Produced with 100% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo grapes in a modern and fruit-forward style with generous oak, the 2015 Alión is juicy and intense, cropped from a warm and dry year that delivered a 15% alcohol red that is voluptuous and hedonistic. It matured for 12 to 14 months in oak barrels, mostly French and mostly new. At first I found it quite ripe, with black rather than red fruit, a little earthy and with a touch of licorice and ink. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty tannins without the quality they had in 2014; it's a little dry on the finish, a riper and more powerful vintage of Alión. The nose improved tremendously with time in the glass as it opened up, but the tannins remained quite present. It might need a little more time in bottle to polish those edges. 230,730 bottles and some larger formats where produced. It was bottled in June 2017. - LG collapse
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, July 2020
Aromas of violet, blackberry and plum toggle between fruity and floral, while this ripe-year Tempranillo feels a touch heavy, with hard tannins. Baked blackberry and black-tea flavors culminate on a short finish, with... expand Aromas of violet, blackberry and plum toggle between fruity and floral, while this ripe-year Tempranillo feels a touch heavy, with hard tannins. Baked blackberry and black-tea flavors culminate on a short finish, with minty oak notes and scrubbing tannins. Drink through 2026. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER collapse
WS 91
Wine Spectator, June 2019
Loamy earth and tobacco notes mingle with plum, currant and licorice flavors in this solid red. Firm tannins and clean acidity keep this balanced. Not showy, but harmonious. Drink now through 2027. 19,228 cases made... expand Loamy earth and tobacco notes mingle with plum, currant and licorice flavors in this solid red. Firm tannins and clean acidity keep this balanced. Not showy, but harmonious. Drink now through 2027. 19,228 cases made, 2,470 cases imported. — TM collapse
DC 91
Decanter, April 2019
Alión was intended to be the more ‘modern’ wine from Ribera del Duero, and it takes younger grapes from Vega Sicilia, as well as some fruit from key villages. The wine has a dark, smoky profile with a dense palate laden... expand Alión was intended to be the more ‘modern’ wine from Ribera del Duero, and it takes younger grapes from Vega Sicilia, as well as some fruit from key villages. The wine has a dark, smoky profile with a dense palate laden with black fruit and liquorice. It’s tight and intense, with a brooding, savoury character. The tannins are still firm, and the wine will benefit from more time in the bottle to settle down. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/spain/castilla-y-leon/vega-sicilia-alion-ribera-del-duero-2015-29939#HcMpKFhm4KPjVLR1.99 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

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”.