This is a great wine made by a family-owned winery in Jumilla, a region considered a pioneer in marketing Spanish wines to the world. The roots of Bodegas Alceno can be traced back to 1870 when it became the first commercial winery in Jumilla. This dark ruby coloured wine is composed of 85% Syrah and the rest Monastrell, which has been aged in 50 new oak for a few months. On the nose, bright aromas of raspberry, smoke, and bacon. On the medium palate, some ripe fruit, spice, and vanilla notes combine with balanced acidity. The finish is long, refreshing, and mouth-watering. This wine is smooth and goes well with pork, lamb, and aged cheddar. A definite bargain for the price in this market.