Baron de Ley Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

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2004 vintage red Wine by Baron de from Rioja, Spain

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Bodegas Baron de Ley:
A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small group of prestigious Rioja professionals which decided to create a project which was unique at that time in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja: a winery modelled on the Médoc châteaux, bringing together all the conditions that make a wine a work of art. With this objective, the creators of BAR... Read more
A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small group of prestigious Rioja professionals which decided to create a project which was unique at that time in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja: a winery modelled on the Médoc châteaux, bringing together all the conditions that make a wine a work of art. With this objective, the creators of BARÓN DE LEY acquired the Imas estate, within the boundaries of Mendavia and on the left bank of the River Ebro. It is an exceptional place for growing vines due to its climatic conditions and the characteristics of its soils, on which 90 hectares of vines were planted. Read less

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12/01/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Baron de Ley Rioja Gran Reserva

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/15/2013

The 2004 Gran Reserva spent 30 months in French and American oak. It is a mouth-filling, opulent effort from the great 2004 vintage that straddles the line between traditional and modern-style Rioja. It offers up a soaring perfume of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, lavender, and blackberry that leads to a dense, impeccably balanced, lengthy effort that has the structure to evolve for 5-7 years while showing why 2004 is such an esteemed vintage in Rioja. It should see its 20th birthday in fine form. A succulent Rioja with wild berry flavors, red, tart and mouthwatering, closer to fraises de bois than to cherries. The tannins have a note of coconut along with a sleek sophistication, their grip easing up as the wine breathes. A rich red to pour with roast leg of lamb. Deep ruby-red. Oak-spiced cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Lush and expansive, offering ripe red and dark fruit flavors that pick up smokiness and spici...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

The 2004 Gran Reserva spent 30 months in French and American oak. It is a mouth-filling, opulent effort from the great 2004 vintage that straddles the line between traditional and modern-style Rioja. It offers up a soaring perfume of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, lavender, and blackberry that leads to a dense, impeccably balanced, lengthy effort that has the structure to evolve for 5-7 years while showing why 2004 is such an esteemed vintage in Rioja. It should see its 20th birthday in fine form. - Robert Parker 93 PointsA succulent Rioja with wild berry flavors, red, tart and mouthwatering, closer to fraises de bois than to cherries. The tannins have a note of coconut along with a sleek sophistication, their grip easing up as the wine breathes. A rich red to pour with roast leg of lamb. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 PointsDeep ruby-red. Oak-spiced cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Lush and expansive, offering ripe red and dark fruit flavors that pick up smokiness and spiciness with air. Smooth and sweet on the clinging finish, where the cherry and spice notes repeat. - Stephen Tanzer 91 PointsInitially it smells rooty and roasted, with coffee, tobacco, dried berry and foresty aromas. It's classic in the mouth, with fine aged tannins and zesty acids pushing tomato, dill, tobacco and light plum flavors. Finishes with elegance and length. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

The 2004 Gran Reserva spent 30 months in French and American oak. It is a mouth-filling, opulent effort from the great 2004 vintage that straddles the line between traditional and modern-style Rioja. It offers up a soaring perfume of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, lavender, and blackberry that leads to a dense, impeccably balanced, lengthy effort that has the structure to evolve for 5-7 years while showing why 2004 is such an esteemed vintage in Rioja. It should see its 20th birthday in fine form. - Robert Parker 93 Points A succulent Rioja with wild berry flavors, red, tart and mouthwatering, closer to fraises de bois than to cherries. The tannins have a note of coconut along with a sleek sophistication, their grip easing up as the wine breathes. A rich red to pour with roast leg of lamb. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 Points Deep ruby-red. Oak-spiced cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Lush and expansive, offering ripe red and dark fruit flavors that pick up smokiness and spiciness with air. Smooth and sweet on the clinging finish, where the cherry and spice notes repeat. - Stephen Tanzer 91 Points Initially it smells rooty and roasted, with coffee, tobacco, dried berry and foresty aromas. It's classic in the mouth, with fine aged tannins and zesty acids pushing tomato, dill, tobacco and light plum flavors. Finishes with elegance and length. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points



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