Big and forward on the bouquet, this has loud, fiery black-cherry and berry aromas. Like most Lurton wines of Spanish origin, El Albar is chewy and ripe, with a syrupy feel and flavors of blackberry, stewed plum and spice cake. The finish is chocolaty, beefy and concentrated.
This is a fairly dense and rich wine given the price. The nose deals raisin, plum and cherry aromas in front of a loaded, chewy palate with earthy, slightly flat berry and rubbery flavors that are accompanied by low-level acidity. Don’t wait long to drink this generous value wine.
Not as rich and fruity as most Lurton wines from Toro, which we think reflects the cooler, wetter conditions of the '07 vintage. The nose is definitively red in nature, with spice and raspberry, while the palate is fairly tight and generic. Finishes with grab and astringency along with the taste of milk chocolate.
Multifaceted on the nose, with aromas of horse saddle and mulch that give way to cleaner floral and berry liqueur scents. The palate is thick, chewy and on the softer side, while the flavors shows rich berry flavors that hint at syrup. Chewy, with a coffee-like essence to the finish.
There’s a hint of caramel-like sweetness to the lush dark-fruit center of this Syrah. Dense, jammy blackberry and cherry flavors continue on the palate, with an overall round mouthfeel and a softly spiced finish. Drink up.
An earthy, dense four-grape blend that issues floral, cherry aromas in front of a creamy, candied palate that sports generic but nice plum, berry and cherry flavors. A smooth wine but one without much complexity; seems to have lost some of its identity in the blending process.