Rockford Alicante Bouchet 2018
Alicante Bouchet is one of the rare varieties that has bright red flesh – making it quite suitable for this unique Rose style. The flavour may not be for all, yet along with the Bloodwood Big Men In Tights, this wine draws in a very loyal crowd, who are usually panting for it at Christmas time.
If this 2018 Alicante could walk, it would wiggle like Marilyn in “Some Like It Hot”; if it could sing, it would croon like Gainsbourg in “Je t’aime”. It’s one seriously sexy drink. This 2018 is right back in the zone where the Alicante punters love it. It’s a case of brilliant vintage, brilliant wine.” (This tasting note is perfect, yet comes from the 2012 vintage – this is the best vintage since then). - Grant Dickson, The Rockford Rag.
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