1996 Vega Sicilia – Alión

75.00

Wine Enthusiast: 95/100
Wine Spectator: 91/100
Wine Advocate: 90/100

A spectacular modern-style wine from an excellent vintage. It’s deep as night, almost opaque, with giant blackberry, licorice, coffee and bacon aromas. It offers gorgeous flavors of cassis, blackberry, coffee and tobacco, and then finishes smooth and long, with mouth-coating dusty tannins. It deserves all the superlatives you could throw at it”

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Professional reviews:

Wine Enthusiast: “A spectacular modern-style wine from an excellent vintage. It’s deep as night, almost opaque, with giant blackberry, licorice, coffee and bacon aromas. It offers gorgeous flavors of cassis, blackberry, coffee and tobacco, and then finishes smooth and long, with mouth-coating dusty tannins. It deserves all the superlatives you could throw at it, and in three to five years it will be even better than it is now.”  95/100 pts

Wine Spectator: “Balanced and intense, this generous red offers cassis, plum, chocolate and toast flavors, with ripe tannins and a clean finish. It has enough concentration to age and enough grace to be delicious now. ” 91/100 pts

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This beautifully made Spanish red represent a more modern approach to winemaking. Sweet toasty oak competes with jammy black cherry and berry fruit in this deep, low acid offering. It possesses excellent to outstanding concentration, top flight purity, and overall equilibrium. Drink this impressively-endowed Ribera del Duero over the next 10-12 years.” 90/100 pts

Extra informatie

Gebied

Ribera del Duero

Jaargang

1996

Producent

Vega Sicilia- Alión