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Vinho Regional Alicante Bouschet

9.24 ratings
-no pro ratings
Alentejano, Portugal
Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira
Top Notes For
Adriana Fabbro

Everything about this wine screams uncool in our industry in the present era: high alcohol (14%), heavy extraction, generous use of new oak (presumably), ripe + chewy tannins, flavors that shout rather than whisper and high praise from Robert Parker (cue Elaine or Carlton Banks’ dance moves). Maybe it’s my 90’s nostalgia or maybe I’ve been drinking too much vintage port these days 🤷🏻‍♀️ but it all works beautifully here: intense aromas of licorice, pepper, cedar, black plum, wet tar, dried tobacco, cranberries, cassis, dried violets. And this is only the beginning... A blast of macerated red and black berries on the palate, held together by a solid acid backbone, followed by a long finish laced with black olive, dried tobacco, mocha and mineral. Hedonistic. Three cheers for Alicante Bouschet!

Everything about this wine screams uncool in our industry in the present era: high alcohol (14%), heavy extraction, generous use of new oak (presumably), ripe + chewy tannins, flavors that shout rather than whisper and high praise from Robert Parker (cue Elaine or Carlton Banks’ dance moves). Maybe it’s my 90’s nostalgia or maybe I’ve been drinking too much vintage port these days 🤷🏻‍♀️ but it all works beautifully here: intense aromas of licorice, pepper, cedar, black plum, wet tar, dried tobacco, cranberries, cassis, dried violets. And this is only the beginning... A blast of macerated red and black berries on the palate, held together by a solid acid backbone, followed by a long finish laced with black olive, dried tobacco, mocha and mineral. Hedonistic. Three cheers for Alicante Bouschet!

Jan 13th, 2021
Charles Mires

Excellent and keeps getting better

Excellent and keeps getting better

Feb 10th, 2019
Igor Beron

Dark fruit, dar chocolate, black tea still, tobacco. vibrant on the palate. Lots of acid actually. Borderline rough/fine tannins. Tar backbone mineral. So concentrated. It needs time. Long.

Dark fruit, dar chocolate, black tea still, tobacco. vibrant on the palate. Lots of acid actually. Borderline rough/fine tannins. Tar backbone mineral. So concentrated. It needs time. Long.

Dec 20th, 2017
Gustavo Caires Novaes

Gustavo had this 3 years ago

Gustavo had this 3 years ago

Apr 8th, 2018
Fausto Uno

Fausto had this 3 years ago

Fausto had this 3 years ago

Mar 21st, 2018