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2015 Vega Sicilia Alion, Ribera del Duero

2015 Vega Sicilia Alion, Ribera del Duero

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HK$480.00
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JS96  RP93

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.

Tannic: 4/4
Body: 4/4
Acidic: 4/4
Complex: 3/4
Finish: 3/4

Country: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero
Type of Wine: Red
Bottle Size: 750mL

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