Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2005

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Tasting notes: Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant ageing aromas with fruity notes. It develops a good ba...

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Aged in American oak for 12 months this Rioja has a distinctly new world tinge to it. Fruity nose but not overpowering the wine eventually opened u... Read more

Not quite the body of the 2004, but still an excellent buy for a medium body slightly off-dry red. Well balanced, cherry with a hint of vanilla. Gr... Read more

Nice but not overly complex. Balanced. Served with an Herb Crusted Prime Rib and it was a but unsupportive. Read more

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Snooth User: Fenderbaum
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4.00 5
05/24/2011

Aged in American oak for 12 months this Rioja has a distinctly new world tinge to it. Fruity nose but not overpowering the wine eventually opened up to reveal a very nice acidic pucker (100% tempranillo), without compromising the deliciousness of the rasberry, cherry palate.


Snooth User: redsummit
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3.50 5
02/05/2010

Not quite the body of the 2004, but still an excellent buy for a medium body slightly off-dry red. Well balanced, cherry with a hint of vanilla. Great with spicier dishes.


Snooth User: ruymann
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3.00 5
05/18/2009

Nice but not overly complex. Balanced. Served with an Herb Crusted Prime Rib and it was a but unsupportive.


Snooth User: qmckenna
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3.50 5
11/22/2010

Like it more than the consensus here--and it certainly doesn't seem like a "sangria wine" to me. Medium bodied with strawberry and cherry fruit with soft tannins, good acidity and oak for balance. There are better wines out there for sure, but for $11 you could do a whole lot worse.


Snooth User: elfindo
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3.00 5
08/23/2009

Tannins and oak overpower the palate, the oak also brings a strong woody aroma. It seems to be a good wine for sangria, but I did not try that. After standing for half and hour, the oak retreated to light floral aroma. The body however became lighter, and the wine gained a fruity taste. The tannins however remained overpowering.


Snooth User: vixen199
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4.00 5
06/27/2009

Used it for sangria. Was a total winner! Tried another Spanish wine that did not live up to using this one. Went back and bought 3 more bottles for future use.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting notes: Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant ageing aromas with fruity notes. It develops a good balance at the palate coming from the sweet and elegant tannins. Serving suggestions: Cold starters, pasta, poultry. Perfect as wine by glass

Tasting notes: Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant ageing aromas with fruity notes. It develops a good balance at the palate coming from the sweet and elegant tannins. Serving suggestions: Cold starters, pasta, poultry. Perfect as wine by glass

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