This single-variety wine from Alorna has a sophisticated quality that's found in the estate's other cuvées. It is structured, with spicy wood accents balancing the black currant flavors. A bitter chocolate note lends an edge to this finely made wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.