Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Reserva 1991

1991 Alion ReservaAs soon as I pulled the cork, the aroma of earth and dark cherries filled the room. Decanted for 30 minutes. A brilliant red colour with no sign of bricking at all, looks like a 2-3 year old wine. On the initial taste, I though I had left it in the cellar too long: thin and watery with a hint of blackberry and a touch of acid.

After 20 minutes in the glass, the blackberry was moving to the fore and a good whack of black pepper and body with it. After 45 minutes, the wine exploded into a mouth coating monster of liquorice, dark cherries, and meaty characters with a long, silky smooth finish with dusty tannins. Great balance and very morish. There is still loads of fruit left in it, but it is more in secondary character range. There are years left in this wine, 5 to 10 if I had to guess. Outstanding. 92 pts

Source: Auction Price Range: $32-$48 Closure: Cork


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  1. I have 2 bottles of this 1991 left. as soon as the bottle comes uo to room temp I am going to open. I also have a few bottles of the 1994. I havent tasted any of these wines in over 12 years. I hope they dont dissapoint

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