£14.90/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
The Barón de Ley Garnacha is more than just a pleasant wine, it's extremely pleasurable and complete, both on the nose and palate. Modest, but firm and authentic. It offers a combination of wild countryside herbs and damp leaves with smoky hints, saline touches and ripe, yet still smooth, red fruit — cherries, plums and raspberries. It definitely has a Rioja character, some of its nuances might well remind us of classic Riojas (its damp notes, its special refinement...), but it isn't, it has its own personality, as a wine, and also as a Garnacha: a very good Rioja Garnacha. A real pleasure to drink. Juicy and mature, but always emanating freshness, with acidity clearly present. Sweet, yet having a dry undertone of tobacco and cedar. Lovely and balanced, with plenty of volume. Particularly interesting is the finely polished feel that its silky tannicity and fruitiness leave on the tongue, and a background of hazelnuts, the skins, on the finish.
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Bright / Bluish glints|
|Surprising / Higly aromatic / Floral scents / Violets / Toasty notes|
|Enveloping / Fresh / Voluminous / Floral notes / Fruit notes / Red fruit / Silky tannins / Long finish / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Pork / Chicken with raisins and plums / Roasts / Pizza / Oven-cooked rabbit / Stuffed aubergines / Hearty dishes / Mushrooms
Ratings and awards
Ligero con mucho sabor
Un Baron se Ley que parece muy ligero pero con un sabor muy rico y sabroso. Ya no puedo tomar las reservas por la resaca que me dan y echaba mucho de menos Barón de Ley, con eso tengo todo. Muy bueno!
Always a different taste versus Tempranillo but from same Rioja region. Pleasant wine and not too heavy despite the 15 deg strength.
En la cata de garnachas que hicimos estuvo a una gran altura, la botella se termino
|Ageing period||6 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
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...