Cool climate Alicante Bouschet from the Lisboa region has a strongly perfumed character as well as intense fruitiness. The structure, while offering firm tannins, is balanced with the acidity that gives a crisp aftertaste. It all makes for a firm wine with a chance to age. Drink from late 2018.
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.