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2008 Francois Lurton Spanish Red "El Albar Excelencia"

Francois Lurton 2008 El Albar Excelencia

Winery: Francois Lurton

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "El Albar Excelencia"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tinta de Toro

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Castilla y Leon

State or country: Spain

Price: $45

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

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