2008 Francois Lurton Spanish Red "El Albar Excelencia"
Winery: Francois Lurton
Wine Name/Vineyard: "El Albar Excelencia"
Wine Category: Spanish Red
Grape blend: 100% Tinta de Toro
Region: Castilla y Leon
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: April 27, 2012
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine opens with smoky plum and blackberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and very smooth with just a touch of elevated acidity. The flavor profile is a slightly tart black currant with notes of oak and tobacco. There is also a bit of black licorice and clove spice mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors subtly slip away in front of very mild tannins and a touch of minerality that shows up in the aftertaste. I would suggest pairing it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Not Available
Organic status: not organic
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