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1997 Bodegas y Vinedos Alion Ribera del Duero
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2000

Full, deep ruby-red. More expressive, evolved aromas of redcurrant, leather, smoked meat and resiny oak. Smoke, game and cinnamon in the mouth; not quite up to the '98 in depth of flavor or grip.

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Good stuff
06/27/2001
by guscus
but not at the level of th 1994. Lovely bouquet. Good tannic structure and plenty of fruit. It lacks the depth and complexity of previous vintages. Still grabbing 6 bottles for my cellar. 90-91 pts.

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