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Lafou El Sender 2016

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€10.35

Lafou El Sender 2016

Characteristics

  • Oak. 6 Months in French and Central European oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€10.35
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Details

Produced in Terra Alta, southern Catalonia, Lafou El Sender is made from an interesting blend of Grenache, Syrah and the indigenous, long-forgotten, gentle Morenillo.

Increasingly used by winemakers, Morenillo is a grape that produces remarkably fresh, delicate wines.That's always a treasurable quality, but even more so in Terra Alta, where summers are agonizingly hot.

Harvested by hand, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Destemmed and gently crushed, after the completion of alcoholic fermentation Lafou El Sender 2016 was aged for 6 months in 80% French and 20% Central European oak barrels 1 to 4 years of age.

Drink this red wine from Terra Alta produced by the LaFou winery from now until 2022.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Lafou El Sender has a clean, bright, dark cherry colour with a reddish rim.

 

Nose

Unconventionally elegant, El Sender by Lafou Celler shows fresh and delicate nuances of red and black fruit, alongside notes of balsam, menthol, dried flowers and lavender. Quite original.

 

Palate

Savoury and fresh, with focus and tension. This red wine by Celler Lafou has an excellent balance, with a very good acidity and some gentle tannins. Besides the red fruit, there are suggestions of flowers, pomegranate and cocoa. Long, fruity finish.

 

Our personal opinion

Very well crafted, with a judiciously restrained use of wood, the little-known Lafou El Sender 2016 has a distinctive character and great drinkability.

OTHER VINTAGES

Lafou El Sender 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Lafou El Sender 2014:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 91.

Lafou El Sender 2013:

Peñín 92. Decanter 91.

Lafou El Sender 2012:

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Oak
Type of ageing Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award Gilbert & Gaillard 2018: Medalla de oro.
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Syrah 30%, Morenillo 10%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
  1. go lafou review by Busiest man ever on 11/6/2018
    Value

    Buy this vintage after vintage. Gobsmackingly good!!

  2. Send it to me review by Wilcox on 9/5/2017
    Value

    Incredible wine for the price. Full-bodied but also very fresh -is it the Morenillo? Very good with meat.

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