2001 Bodegas LAN Reserva Rioja

SKU #1039408

Sometimes we find wines that are just so good we can't help our enthusiasm about them; the 2001 Bodegas LAN Reserva Rioja is exactly one of those wines. From one of the best vintages in recent memory in Rioja, this Reserva spends 12 months in new American oak and 24 months in the bottle before it is released. The amazing raw materials that were given to Bodegas Lan were not wasted here, the wine shows incredible spicy aromatics of sandalwood and licorice ropes. Fully integrated and bursting with flavor this is packed with blackberry, sweet black tea, leather and a subtle peppery spice. If that is not enough for you the finish is persistent and lasting with cleansing acid and solid, yet giving tannin. Without a doubt this is terrific wine only magnified by its measly price tag. Take advantage of this amazing value. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

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By: Bryan Brick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/18/2008  | Send Email
From one of the best vintages in recent memory in Rioja, this Reserva spent 12 months in new American oak and 24 months in the bottle before it was released. The amazing raw materials that were given to Bodegas LAN were not wasted here, the wine shows incredible spicy aromatics of sandalwood and licorice ropes. Fully integrated and bursting with flavor, this is packed with blackberry, sweet black tea, leather and a subtle peppery spice. If that is not enough for you, the finish is persistent and lasting with cleansing acid and solid, yet giving tannin. Without a doubt this is terrific wine only magnified by its measly price tag. Take advantage of this amazing value.

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Varietal:

Tempranillo

- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penčdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja