2017 Vega Sicilia Alion

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 95 WA 94 VN 94 W&S 91 WS 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, September 2020

Lots of chocolate and berry with some coffee-bean and vanilla undertones. It’s full and layered with plenty of fruit, round tannins and pleasing complexity of smoked and toasted wood. Tar undertone. Very drinkable now...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020

The 2017 Alión, the only wine produced here, comes from a challenging year marked by spring frost and a warm and dry end of the season, so they reduced the amount of new oak by 8%. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2021

Opaque ruby. Primary dark fruit, floral and vanilla aromas are sharpened by a spicy suggestion of cracked pepper and woodsmoke, and licorice notes build in the glass. Juicy and smooth on the palate, offering densely...
W&S 91

Wine & Spirits, June 2021

A modern take on the Vega-Sicilia estate, Alión comes from parcels on the flatlands north of the N-122, the main road that bisects the property. The soil here is sand and clay mixed with some alluvial deposits from the...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Concentrated, with firm, polished tannins encasing the black cherry reduction, cassis and licorice notes woven together with balsamic, cocoa and spice details. Underpinnings of wild herb, loamy earth and hot stone follow...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML

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”.