Spain - 2012 - Vega Sicilia Alion

  • Region: Spain
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Rating: 95
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Tasting Notes

Rating

95

Release Price

$90

Drink Date

2015 - 2022

Reviewed by

 Luis Gutiérrez

Issue Date

30th Oct 2015

Source

221, The Wine Advocate

2012 has to be one of the best recent vintages of Alión. This 2012 Alión is pure Tempranillo from vineyards averaging 25 to 30 years of age, harvested at the end of September and matured for 14 months in new French oak barrels. The nose is much more elegant than the Pintia from Toro (I tasted them together), still very fresh and primary but with a special brightness of fruit, shiny cherries, raspberries, something effervescent, open and somehow exuberant. The palate is quite round, much more polished, with some notes of dark chocolate, some subtle volatility, elegant, fresh and long. It has the balance and stuffing to develop nicely in bottle. Superb balance, Ribera character, clean, modern classic. 280,000 bottles were produced.