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2011 Losada Spanish Red "El Pajaro Rojo"

Losada 2011 El Pajaro Rojo

Winery: Losada

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "El Pajaro Rojo"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Mencia

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bierzo

State or country: Spain

Price: $17

Cases produced: 8,000

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: September 29, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a plum bouquet with hints of new leather and some barnyard scents. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a ripe plum with notes of old oak and hints of black raspberry and black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its big and dusty tannins build up quite a bit and linger. This Mencia is a very good mid-week wine. I would pair it with brick oven Italian sausage pizza. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Old Mencía vines from Bierzo's clay soils. An ample wine, finely textured with notes of blue flowers and red fruits.

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