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Lobo e Falcão 2020

Lobo e Falcão 2020

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  • Tejo - Portugal
  • 2020 - Castelao-based blend
  • 14.0 % Alc - 750 ml

“The Most Exciting Wine Place on the Planet Today”

Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer is raving about Portugal’s full-flavored reds—and this exciting exclusive will show you why. It’s from Tejo, a remote, interior region of Portugal. Here you’ll find a land untouched by modern times, all-but overlooked by the rest of the wine world…for the time being. We’ve been swooping down on rich pickings here for years, bringing you remarkable wines that over-deliver on flavor and value.

A perennial best-seller, this one—a blend of international Syrah and local stars Alicante Bouschet and Castelão—was crafted at José Lobo de Vasconcelos’ 17th-century estate. The property once served as the king of Portugal’s falconry, and José’s family (whose surname means ‘wolf’) were the caretakers there. Lobo e Falcão (‘Wolf and Falcon’) is a tribute to them, as they would keep special barrels of their wine tucked away for the king when he stopped by for a visit.

Here’s Wine Enthusiast’s Roger Voss on a previous release, which scooped the magazine’s Best Buy rating: “rich, immediately fruity character and dense color. Structure and concentration leave room for an elegant texture. Blackberry juiciness shines at the end.”

The new 2020 release is equally impressive—boasting a Gilbert & Gaillard gold medal and all the same lush dark-fruit flavor. It’ll shine alongside hearty foods like beef tenderloin, thick-cut pork chops, steaks, burgers and more.

Taste why Portugal’s reds are all the rage—and let us know what you think once you’ve cracked open this flavor-packed star.

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