Wine Tasting Note: Quinta da Alorna Portal da Águia, 2005, Ribatejo, Portugal.
Oddbins have this for just £4.89.
A steal at this price – local varieties Arinto and Fernão Pires combined into a crisp, lightly herby, peppery-edged white wine with a nice weighty mouth-feel (a touch of sweetness perhaps) and food friendly texture. Citrus and tropical flavours abound with a tweak of spice and grapefruit. The length isn’t bad for a wine at this price either. The aromatics of the Fernão Pires come though wonderfully. Alcohol 12.5%.
Scribblings Rating – 92/100
A gorgeously fresh and hefty tuna steak, griddled with a handful of almonds and a dash of sesame oil made a superb accompaniment (served with new potatoes and a pile of fresh spinach).
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