The 2012 Lan Rioja Reserva exudes a brilliant and intense ripe black cherry colour with good depth. Aromas of bright red fruits are layered with notes of vanilla and spices from oak ageing, as well as elegant hints of fine wood. The palate is exceptionally well structured and fleshy yet it has a velvety feel in the mouth. The complex fruit and oak aromas are concentrated and long-lasting on the finish.
3 Point Summary
Bright red fruits, well structured with a long finish.
Did you know..?
Joven, Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva are the ageing categories of Rioja wine.
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Serve at Temp
17 *C / 63 *F
TEMPRANILLO - Tempranillo is the basis of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal but has also been successfully adopted in the New World. Deep in colour with moderate tannins, tempranillo offers a wide range of aromas and flavours ranging from strawberries, blackcurrants and cherries in younger wines from cooler regions, to prunes, chocolate and tobacco in aged wines from warmer climes.
"The wine begins with aromatics of red cherry, baking spices, red raspberry and teaberry with hints of milk chocolate. There are ripe flavors of red cherry, cedar, black pepper and sage. Medium bodied and lithe, this wine is pretty hard to resist right now."
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RIOJA, SPAIN - Arguably Spain's top wine region, Rioja is home to bright, berry-scented, barrel-aged red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Located in northern Spain, Rioja is bordered by the Cantabrian Mountains whose shelter provides relatively warm, dry conditions. Soils vary from place to place, with the finest containing high levels of limestone, and Graciano and Carignan are also prevalent in the region’s reds, the best of which are matured in new oak barrels. Rioja blanco is also now developing into a successful white wine variety.