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2008 Francois Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon "Gran Araucano"

Francois Lurton 2008 Gran Araucano Cabernet

Winery: Francois Lurton

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Gran Araucano"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lolol Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $35

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 9, 2012

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet from opens with a fragrant red cherry and pomegranate bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black plum with integrated notes of cassis and old oak. There was also a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and mild oak tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine will appeal to readers who like wines from burgundy. It was a nice complement to my beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense nose, with black fruits with notes in background of thyme and scrubland. Good volume in the mouth with nice tannic concentration. Wonderfully long aromatic finish. Pair with rack of lamb, pork filet, filet of beef with rosemary, game and cheeses.

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