Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva 7 Vinas 2006

External Review by We Speak Wine:

The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempranillo (55%) forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit is all sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Baja and was aged for 3 years in French and American oak. Its enticing perfume gets a lift from the use of 8% white grapes in the blend. Violets, incense, leather, mineral, and savory black fruit aromas and flavors lead to a layered, dense, full-flavored wine with impeccable balance and plenty of volume. Already complex, it will add further nuance with another 5-7 years of bottle age. It is a worthy successor to the outstanding wines made in 2001 and 2004, the first 2 years of this unique cuvee. - Robert Parker 92+ Points Licorice, smoke and mineral notes accent a vibrant core of black cherry and blackberry fruit in this firm, focused red, which is medium-bodied, but shows impressive drive. Still Fresh. - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points Dense from the start, with ripe berry, plum and a pinch of lemon peel on a studly bouquet. This is a healthy, vibrant, modern wine with lots of life and balance. It's drinkable now and will give toasty black fruit flavors and chocolaty warmth. Or age for up to another five years to gain more subtleties. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points Deep, bright ruby. Powerful scents of cherry-vanilla, cassis and potpourri, with a spicy quality that gains power with aeration. Sappy and broad, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors, a hint of bitter chocolate and sweet cola and vanilla qualities. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to a long, smoky finish. Drinks very well right now but this has the structure to age for at least another decade. - Stephen Tanzer 91 Points

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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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Vintage: 2004 07/20/2013

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External Reviews for Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva 7 Vinas

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 12/17/2014

The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempranillo (55%) forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit is all sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Baja and was aged for 3 years in French and American oak. Its enticing perfume gets a lift from the use of 8% white grapes in the blend. Violets, incense, leather, mineral, and savory black fruit aromas and flavors lead to a layered, dense, full-flavored wine with impeccable balance and plenty of volume. Already complex, it will add further nuance with another 5-7 years of bottle age. It is a worthy successor to the outstanding wines made in 2001 and 2004, the first 2 years of this unique cuvee. - Robert Parker 92+ Points Licorice, smoke and mineral notes accent a vibrant core of black cherry and blackberry fruit in this firm, focused red, which is medium-bodied, but shows impressive drive. Still Fresh. - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points Dense from the start, with ripe berry, plum and a pinch of lemon peel on a studly bouquet. This is a healthy, vibrant, modern wine with lots of life and balance. It's drinkable now and will give toasty black fruit flavors and chocolaty warmth. Or age for up to another five years to gain more subtleties. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points Deep, bright ruby. Powerful scents of cherry-vanilla, cassis and potpourri, with a spicy quality that gains power with aeration. Sappy and broad, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors, a hint of bitter chocolate and sweet cola and vanilla qualities. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to a long, smoky finish. Drinks very well right now but this has the structure to age for at least another decade. - Stephen Tanzer 91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 11/04/2014

The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempranillo (55%) forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit is all sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Baja and was aged for 3 years in French and American oak. Its enticing perfume gets a lift from the use of 8% white grapes in the blend. Violets, incense, leather, mineral, and savory black fruit aromas and flavors lead to a layered, dense, full-flavored wine with impeccable balance and plenty of volume. Already complex, it will add further nuance with another 5-7 years of bottle age. It is a worthy successor to the outstanding wines made in 2001 and 2004, the first 2 years of this unique cuvee. - Robert Parker 92+ PointsLicorice, smoke and mineral notes accent a vibrant core of black cherry and blackberry fruit in this firm, focused red, which is medium-bodied, but shows impressive drive. Still Fresh. - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 PointsDense from the start, with ripe berry, plum and a pinch of lemon peel on a studly bouquet. This is a healthy, vibrant, modern wine with lots of life and balance. It's drinkable now and will give toasty black fruit flavors and chocolaty warmth. Or age for up to another five years to gain more subtleties. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 PointsDeep, bright ruby. Powerful scents of cherry-vanilla, cassis and potpourri, with a spicy quality that gains power with aeration. Sappy and broad, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors, a hint of bitter chocolate and sweet cola and vanilla qualities. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to a long, smoky finish. Drinks very well right now but this has the structure to age for at least another decade. - Stephen Tanzer 91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2013

The 2005 Reserva 7 Vinas gets its name from the fact that it uses all 7 permissible Rioja grapes (including the 3 white varieties) although Tempranillo (55%) forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit is all sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Baja and was aged for 3 years in French and American oak. Its enticing perfume gets a lift from the use of 8% white grapes in the blend. Violets, incense, leather, mineral, and savory black fruit aromas and flavors lead to a layered, dense, full-flavored wine with impeccable balance and plenty of volume. Already complex, it will add further nuance with another 5-7 years of bottle age. It is a worthy successor to the outstanding wines made in 2001 and 2004, the first 2 years of this unique cuvee. - Robert Parker 92+ Points Licorice, smoke and mineral notes accent a vibrant core of black cherry and blackberry fruit in this firm, focused red, which is medium-bodied, but shows impressive drive. Still Fresh. Dense from the start, with ripe...


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2004 04/12/2011

90 Points- Wine Enthusiast A rich, more modern type of Rioja with dark color, slightly raisiny berry aromas and molasses, vanilla and mocha on the nose. The palate is full and chewy, with cola, fi



Tasting Notes:

An expressive red wine with the aromas of ripe berries, violet, and rose, as well as hints of spice, oak, and vanilla from its long time spent aging in oak barrels. Its flavors are big and complex but well-balanced, exhibiting ripe fruit, cigar smoke, spice, leather and mocha.


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