Pizzato Reserva Alicante Bouschet 2005

£15.00

Just 10 bottles remaining (@ 15/05/20)!

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

Nb. we do also offer a much later vintage, 2016, but please note that although full-bodied it is made in a less austere, more fruit-driven style. See here: Ali B 2016

Description

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 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!