£24.55/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Dark / Violet rim|
|Pure / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Blackberries / Plums / Jam / Fine woods / Balsamic notes / Black tea / Coconut / Lactic notes / Cocoa / Spicy notes / Clove|
|Structured / Flavoursome / Balanced / Elegant / Well-integrated tannins / Juicy / Smoky notes / Peat / Pleasant finish / Rounded / Roasted notes / Easy to drink / Pleasurable|
Drinking and storing
Game terrine / Cured cheeses / Oxtail
Ratings and awards
|2016||92 PN||90 SK|
This is a remarkable wine for the price one of my now favourite Rioja's a Guaranteed winner. It has elegance and taste that words cannot do it justice, you simply have to try. The brass label add to its gentle pose that looks regal on any table.
One of the best Riojas
For me. I would not pick this as a Rioja in a blindfold test. This wine is thick, almost "jammy", with a sweet palate and a strong aftertaste of premium grapes. Just as good as the 2014. One to bring out to share with friends on a winter night.
Perfectly balanced. It has a nice nose and nice flavour. Perfectly complex but without over doing it. Good value for money.
E' la prima volta che acquisto questo vino. Certamente non un prezzo basso ma comunque merita. Corposo quanto basta mi è piaciuto.
Puissance et subtilité
Un grand vin très long en bouche souple avec de délicieuses notes boisées et une densité extraordinaire. Un pur régal.
|Ageing period||24 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
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...