Vega Sicilia Alion 2014

£65.00

No words are good enough to describe this wine. On the nose we get a special brightness of fruit, shiny cherries and raspberries, the palate is quite round, polished, and...

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No words are good enough to describe this wine. On the nose we get a special brightness of fruit, shiny cherries and raspberries, the palate is quite round, polished, and on top of the fruit we get some notes of dark chocolate. This is quite a classic Ribera Del Duero but somehow it feels exuberant.

If this wine was a human being, it would probably be Elton John, playing classic pop music, but with a touch of craziness as well. It would wear giant green sunglasses, a multi-coloured feathered hat, some red trousers made with glitter and last but not least it would wear yellow clown shoes. You'll get unusual flavours and feelings but you will know what you're drinking is quite something!
Many consider Vega Sicilia to be one of Spain’s ‘First Growths;’ and responsible for the illustrious reputation of the Ribera Del Duero. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves, who arrived from Bordeaux with cuttings of local grapes (Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec) and planted them, together with Spain's signature grape Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Ribera del Duero.
Vega Sicilia has changed hands several times, most recently it was bought by the Alves family in 1982. It was then the foundations were laid for TEMPOS Vega Sicilia. It has constantly and steadily grown since then, involving the introduction of wines produced in different wine-making areas, reaching out to new consumers around the world and laying the foundations for a promising and highly successful future.
Vega Sicilia focus on blending international varietals with Tino Fino; typically, Bordeaux varietals and allow them to mature in both cask and bottle for an extensive period of time. Vega Sicilia’s flagship wine is Unico, with the Valbuena bottled when the vintage is considered not quite good enough to produce this legendary wine.
There has been significant innovation in recent years with the development of Bodegas Alion, a wine designed to be of very high quality but ready to drink much younger than other wines in the portfolio.
Vega Sicilia have recently bought land in Toro, raising the profile of the region with their Pintia bottling which illustrates the incredible concentration that can be garnered from Toro.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.