Pizzato Reserva Alicante Bouschet 2005


Powerful and intense, this mature red has definitely improved with age: best enjoyed with roasts or spicy foods.  

We regret that our stock of this 2005 vintage is now exhausted. The 2016 is however still available but please note that, although still full-bodied, it is made in a less austere, more fruit-driven style. See details here: Ali B 2016

Out of stock


ABV: 13%

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 roasts, curries, chilli/spiced dishes and strongly flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  Powerful and intense, best enjoyed with well seasoned, 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 to add (deep red) colour to blends. However, for a mature, oaked heavyweight wine which still drinks well, this is a real bargain!