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Barón de Ley Reserva 2017

Barón de Ley Reserva

2017
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PEÑÍN

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£13.01

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

A perfect combination of fruitiness and complexity in a wine we could call the twenty-first century Reserva. It is produced mainly from Tempranillo grapes growing in the Barón de Ley vineyards in Mendavia. The wine ages for 20 months in new American oak barrels and then spends a further 24 months in the bottle to achieve its wonderful array of aromas and flavours. A true gift for the palate and, at this price, for your pocket too.

Displaying a bright cherry red colour with a claret-coloured edge and dense and plentiful legs, Barón de Ley Reserva delights the nose with a fruity intensity of raspberries and blackberries blending in perfectly with fascinating aromas gained from its elegant and wise ageing process. Hints of coconut and caramel combine with the freshness of mountain herbs to offer a splendidly balanced and direct nose. An impressive entry into the mouth leads to a full and unctuous mouthfeel with rounded tannins and a good degree of acidity. Spices such as pepper, nutmeg and vanilla sit alongside ripe fruit and stand out as retronasal aromas, while fine smoky hints and a delicate touch of cocoa appear in the background. Its elegant and complex bouquet leads to a long and intense finish embellished with red fruits which bring to mind Mediterranean woodlands.

What does this wine taste like?

Displaying a bright cherry red colour with a claret-coloured edge and dense and plentiful legs, Barón de Ley Reserva delights the nose with a fruity intensity of raspberries and blackberries blending in perfectly with fascinating aromas gained from its elegant and wise ageing process. Hints of coconut and caramel combine with the freshness of mountain herbs to offer a splendidly balanced and direct nose. An impressive entry into the mouth leads to a full and unctuous mouthfeel with rounded tannins and a good degree of acidity. Spices such as pepper, nutmeg and vanilla sit alongside ripe fruit and stand out as retronasal aromas, while fine smoky hints and a delicate touch of cocoa appear in the background. Its elegant and complex bouquet leads to a long and intense finish embellished with red fruits which bring to mind Mediterranean woodlands.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Bright / Picota cherry red / Garnet rim / Abundant tears / Thick tears
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Raspberry / Blackberries / Ageing notes / Coconut / Caramel / Scrubland / Balanced / Frank
Mouth
Good entry / Voluminous / Unctuous / Rounded tannins / Good acidity / Spicy notes / Pepper / Clove / Vanilla / Ripe fruit / Smoky notes / Cocoa / Elegant / Pleasant finish / Long / Intense / Red fruit

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Mushroom pasta, Roasts, Oven-baked quails

Ratings and awards

201791 PN
201691 PN
201590 PN
201490 PN
201390 PN
201116 JR90 PN
JR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Customer reviews

4.5/5
44 reviews
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Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period20 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodAmerican oak

The winery

Barón de Ley

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...

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