Buy Alión 2019 in Magnum - Vega Sicilia at the best price
Ribera del Duero - Vega Sicilia
95/100 James Suckling
When to drink this wine : 2023 to 2030(+).
Tasted by J.S in 2022: "- Ripe, tarry plums and black cherries with violets, stones, coffee and graphite. Refined notes of balsamic fruit and cocoa powder. Powerful and juicy, with iron tannins, but at the same time so velvety and polished. The finish is very long and concentrated, with a lot of finesse and nuance. Drink now, but even better after 2025".
Wine made from the Tinto Fino variety. It is hand-harvested in 12 kg boxes and taken immediately to the cellar for its entry into the selection tables. Fermentation is carried out in wooden vats with temperature control until a good polyphenolic extraction is achieved, which will give the generous colour and firm structure that are part of the personality of this wine. Finally, the wine is aged in barrels and cement for 12 to 14 months, depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in new Bordeaux barrels made of French oak. These barrels, from the most prestigious companies in Bordeaux, require a significant investment in oak, because, vintage after vintage, all the wine that is made at Alión will remain in new barrels that, once they have been abandoned for bottling, will not be reused by the winery.
Once the wine has been taken out of the barrels, it will remain in the quiet of the bottle for no less than 15 months, where all the primary aromas of the fruit will finish blending with the nuances that its delicate ageing in the barrel brings, resulting in a full-bodied, complex and intense wine, but one in which elegance plays a differentiating role and is a sign of the winery's identity
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 150 cl|
|Wines of the world||Vega Sicilia|
|Prix||More than €150|