2003 Alión (Vega Sicilia) Ribera del Duero

SKU #1037373 96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The good news is that the 2003 Alion is even better than the 2002. It has a similar personality but with more depth and concentration as well as structure. The ripe tannins suggest much more will be revealed with another 6-8 years in the bottle. It will drink well for 15+ years thereafter. 96+ points. (JM) Inner quote mark (2/2007)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Big by Alión's standards, this still shows charm in its strong presence of ripe fruit over elegant, austere tannins. Mocha and cinnamon scents warm the finish. Cellar it for five years or open with lechazo. Inner quote mark (2/2008)

91 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Deep violet. Pungent oak spices accent ripe cherry and plum preserve on the nose, with sweet vanilla and mocha notes to the fore today. Lush and creamy, with ripe dark berry flavors and a strong, building kirsch quality. Weighty and powerful on the broad, sweet finish. Shows the vintage but the ripeness is well managed and there are no rough edges, giving this immediate appeal. (JR) Inner quote mark (8/2007)

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