Named after an 18th century Marquesa de Alorna, who was a poet, this tight muscular wine is firm with tannins that are almost too dense and extracted. It does have a fruitier aspect with juicy black currant and blueberry fruits. They are shot through with those dark tannins and certainly mean the wine needs to age. Drink from 2019.
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.