Bodegas Y Vinedos Alion - 2007Spanish Red
The 2007 Alion continues the winery's string of outstanding vintages. It is 100% Tempranillo with malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by aging in new French oak.
It offers up an exceptionally fragrant and complex bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, incense, lavender, and blackberry.
On the palate it displays impressive volume, a smooth texture, layered flavours, and a lengthy, seamless finish.
This impressive effort will continue to blossom for several more years and provide much pleasure through 2027. Score: 94 (Jay Miller, erobertparker.com, June 2011)