Alion Reserva 2012 Cherry color with cardinal trim. Slightly more spicy nose with notes of ripe red fruits decorated with fine woodwork tips . Legante , with an extremely elegant attack , step firm mouth , finishing with great greasiness. In mouth denotes a high purity with outstanding aromas of fruit at the right point of ripeness . long, elegant finish.
Alion Reserva 2012 has a bright deep red color with streaks of violet. Full and elegant on the nose, with a wide range of aromas, such as vanilla, ripe fruits, compote and syrups. The palate is opulent and elegant with harmonious tannins providing a subtle backbone to the wine; great aromatic persistence in the mouth. Alión Reserva 2012 was Designed to drink well on release, the tannins will nevertheless support at least 10 years further ageing.
Alion Reserva 2012 has to be one of the best recent vintages of Alion. This 2012 Alion is pure Tempranillo from vineyards averaging 25 to 30 years of age, harvested at the end of September and matured for 14 months in new French oak barrels. The nose is much more elegant than the Pintia from Toro (I tasted them together), still very fresh and primary but with a special brightness of fruit, shiny cherries, raspberries, something effervescent, open and somehow exuberant. The palate is quite round, much more polished, with some notes of dark chocolate, some subtle volatility, elegant, fresh and long. It has the balance and stuffing to develop nicely in bottle. Superb balance, Ribera character, clean, modern classic. 280,000 bottles were produced