Aluado Alicante Bouschet 2016

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Vinho Regional de Lisboa
Alicante Bouschet

In Portugal, “prices are superb and quality has never been better” says Wine Spectator. This sumptuous find from star winemaker José Neiva really proves the point. And it was just awarded an impressive 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast, with a "Best Buy" recommendation. If that wasn't enough, it also won two coveted silver medals in Germany and another in Vienna.

Alicante Bouschet (pronounced "alley-CAHNT boo-SHAY") is prized by the Portuguese for its inky-black color and deep flavors. Usually, it's reserved for use in fine red blends, but the always-innovative José had something new (and as you'll taste, very special) in mind …

He decided to bottle Alicante Bouschet on its own – the first man in Portugal to attempt it. Everyone thought he was aluado (meaning "moonstruck" or "crazy"). But his first vintage was so delicious, it took home acclaim from both the International Wine & Spirit Competition and Decanter World Wine Awards – and if you're quick, you'll be among the first to taste his new release.

Full-bodied, blackberry-packed find that's laced with cinnamon and mocha notes. We think it's "crazy" good – tell us what you think.

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  • 5
    Bonus black cherry hint

    Posted by Elena on 12th Nov 2018

    This wine truly surprised me, as i was skeptical at first. However I enjoyed the hints of black cherry from the first sip.