Barón de Ley 3 Viñas Blanco Reserva2019
£18.50/ 0.75 L btl
Barón de Ley 3 Viñas Blanco Reserva is an ideal wine for enthusiasts of excellent white Rioja crianza wines.
What does this wine taste like?
It offers a wonderfully intense and bright golden-yellow colour and delights the nose with powerful aromas of nuts (almonds) and aromatic herbs, followed by notes of honey, vanilla and autumn fruits. In the mouth, it is a lively, long-lasting, complex and deep wine with mineral, or even saline, sensations. Floral aromas and toasted cereals appear alongside a fresh and creamy feel thanks to a barely-noticeable perfectly integrated acidity. Sweet and smooth, yet expressive, Baron de Ley 3 Viñas is a flavoursome and enveloping wine with pleasant reminders of its time spent on lees and elegant hints of wood. Creamy and harmonious from the very first sip to the end, it offers slight hints of smoke and spices and an aftertaste of orange peel to delight the drinker.
|Intense / Bright / Deep yellow|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Dried fruit and nuts / Almonds / Aromatic herbs / Sweet notes / Honey / Vanilla|
|Vivacious / Complex / Profound / deep / Mineral notes / Saline notes / Floral notes / Cereal notes / Creamy / Fresh / Well-integrated acidity / Honeyed / Expressive / Flavoursome / Enveloping / Harmonious / Smoky notes / Spicy notes / Orange peel|
Drinking and storing
White meats / Cuttlefish with meatballs / Wild mushroom risotto
Ratings and awards
|2019||90 PN||92 SK|
|2018||90 PN||97 DC|
A sophisticated white Rioja.
I ordered this wine on the basis that it had received very good reviews in the press and it did not disappoint. I usually drink Burgundy white wines so it was a bit of a risk to order a whole case. I'm pleased I did as this wine, although very different from my usual Burgundy's, is of a very high quality. The use of oak is more pronounced than is the recent trend with Burgundy whites but it is integrated here with finesse by the winemaker to produce a wine that has real character.
Baron de Ley 3 Vinas Blanco Reserva 2018
A fine white rioja from the three classic rioja grape types. It is straw coloured with flaviours of apricots and tropical fruits but with lots of depth exploding in the palate with complexity and long lasting tastes. Most enjoyable but with a twenty year plus drinking window it is young and will likely develop a lot further. Impressive and patience will be rewarded
I challenge you to find a wine this good at this price. The four years of age really show, and what I most liked about this wine was the finish and length. A good two minutes in the mouth. And unlike other wines at the price, it has no flaws or downsides.
Crisp delicious white to complement a special meal
Crisp delicious white to complement a special meal, a particularly good Rioja, lovely oakey taste and very reasonably priced in comparison with other stores in the UK
Functional and really good!
Lots of roasted oak, med-full body wine. A bit salty. I like this wine a lot and find it very functional with food pairing. To fried duck or pork with hazelnut.
The final blend is aged for 12 months in American oak before being left to stand in the bottle for at least another year.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
Made with Viura, Malvasia and Grenache Blanc. Grown in the Najerilla Valley, the three varieties are vinified separately.
Barón de Ley
The Barón de Ley winery is located in an old monastery in the town of Mendavia, in the Navarre area of the DOCa Rioja appellation. Founded in 1985 and inspired by the Médoc châteaux in France, its Reserva and Gran Reserva wines were quickly rated among the best wines for long-term ageing. One of the few Spanish wineries listed on the stock exchange, it is now a business group bringing together names such as El...