I didn’t find it particularly interesting when I tried it with Coravin, but that’s because it’s a full bodied wine with high tannins that should be decanted. Today I’m tasting it with a stewed roast and it is delicious. Deep ruby color = #alicantebouschet #syrah and #touriganacional warm climate #alentejo medium+ aromas with ripe red cherries, ripe raspberry and red plums. Balsamic touches and on the palate it’s dry with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Medium+ finish. — a month ago
#alicantebouschet And #cabernet really give this wine its identity. #alentejo heat and power with finesse. Black fruit and sweet spice on the nose, cherries and plums and cinnamon. Flavor profile on the palate in sync with the nose. Obvious oak influence. Tannins still a little scratchy. Can age for many years now until 2020 easily. — 4 years ago
Another amazing example of #AlicanteBouschet from the Alantejo region of #Portugal. This is Syrah meets Red Zinfandel. Juicy blackberry, creme d'cassis, licorice, and roasted herbs, some sweet oak, but well integrated. Medium to full bodied, silky and ripe tannins, great acidity. #Alentejo — 6 years ago
Poggio al Tufo is a relatively new estate in the once swampy Maremma in coastal Tuscany. Tommasi, of Amarone fame planted vineyards here in 1997. The Alicante Bouschet grape is new to Tuscany, although getting more popular. This wine is a deep purple in the glass , delivering pepper, black fruits and smoke to the palate. Tannins are still a little harsh so this will benefit from another year or two in the bottle. Interesting wine from this interesting grape.
#tuscany #tommasi #maremma #alicantebouschet #poggioaltufo #italianwines #vinorosso #lcbowine #lcbovalue #italianredwine #tuscanred — 3 years ago