An exploration of wine

926. Vega Sicilia, Alión Ribera del Duero, 2011

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Book 5 Wine 926

£??; 14.5%

A Spain-themed MW blind practice courtesy of Peter McCombie had this little beauty in the reds. I might have been a long way off on origin, but I spotted the clearly very good quality level on this – so took the remains home! Deep ruby-black. Pronounced blue and black fruit with complex herb, spiced, cordite oak and black olive hints. Ripe fruit. On the palate, more sweet, ripe, blackberry fruit and a spiced mid-palate. Very fine M+ tannic structure. Long.

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