Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Reserva 1994

Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Reserva 1994A couple of bottles of this came up at Langtons, so I decided to take one for the team and buy them.  I know that this vintage had some issues with brett, but at last report it wasn't too bad. 

Well it is on this bottle…my tasting note would be something like: 'aromas of poo, dirt and rotting hay.  A great core of fruit ruined by a hard metallic taste'.  I'm not the quickest off the blocks when it comes to finding minute levels of brett spoilage, but there is no doubting this one.  Its a buggar, the fruit you can see looks really good.

The good news is that this is the only vintage of Alion I've seen with large scale brett problems, from the 95 onwards the wines all look very clean.  NR

Source: Auction Price Range: $50-$85 Closure: Cork

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2 thoughts on “Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Reserva 1994

  1. I had one a couple of months ago that was bretty but not over the top. Why do you not rate it? It is not like cork taint. Just a stinky wine with poor winery hygiene.
    GW

  2. The storange prior to me getting it might have been a bit warmer than your bottle, but it was one of the most bretty wines I’ve tasted. I have another we can check out some time :)

    I don’t rate it because I’d be guessing at what the wine may have been…

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