APPEARANCE: Still deep ruby-violet, despite great age
AROMAS: Oaky, with dense dark fruits, black olive and eucalyptus notes
TASTE: Very dry and full bodied with pronounced tannins. Palate shows concentrated dark fruit flavours overlaying more savoury and oaky notes, then a long, rich finish
FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with BBQ meats, curries and strongly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: Powerful and intense, best enjoyed with roasts or spicy foods!
Sadly ‘Ali B’ remains a rather obscure grape variety here in the UK, although it is commonly found in Portugal both as a single varietal and in blends. For a mature, oaked heavyweight wine which still drinks well, this is an absolute bargain!