Fans of smooth, mouthfilling wines take note – this is a sure contender for the Big Red crown. A delicious blend of Portuguese grapes from a former royal falconry, Lobo e Falcão has lovely warmth, satisfying richness and dark, spicy fruit.
"One of my favourite wines. Very smooth, yet bangs in a great flavour! 5-Stars"
Online Review For the 2016 vintage
Wine Spectator calls Portugal “the most exciting wine place on the planet” and judging by the wines we’re discovering there, we’d totally agree. One that seems to have pleased customers’ palates is this rich, mouthfilling red. Lobo e Falcão is made at the 17th century estate owned by the Lobo de Vasconcellos family, once the location of the king’s falconry. Special barrels of wine were kept for the king when he visited. Today, talented winemaker Joana Lopes makes this red specially for us from Portugal’s exciting native grapes. Previously awarded a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Award, the 2017 is even more intensely flavoured due to a very low yield year. Generous wild berry fruit and spice with a velvet texture make this a very moreish red.
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