Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2006

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#44 of Wine Spectator's top 100 of 2010..."Fresh and balanced, this red brims with cherry, spice and licorice, with light, firm tannins and vibrant acidity. The texture is generous yet delicate. Not heavy, but vivacious..90" WS 06/10

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Bodegas LAN:
Year… 1972. Bodegas LAN is founded and named after the initials of the 3 provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. It is located in the heart of Rioja Alta, which is synonymous with tradition and prestige.

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Snooth User: hlt18
65559517
2.50 5
12/14/2010

Cherry Red Color, light tanins . Good balance between fruit & oak, however I found the wine a little light in structure & finish. Nice wine, good value, but not sure why on top 100 WS list.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
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3.00 5
11/02/2011

Opaque cherry-plum hue, aromas of red stone fruits, licorice and vanilla; flavor notes of resinous ripe plum, chalky cherries with vanilla on refined tannins over a moderate finish. Well made, good everyday value, but a wonderful label for less than $10.


Snooth User: CageyT
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2.50 5
04/12/2011

Kind of plain and uninteresting as Rioja go-- but nothing "wrong" or offensive. Just average.


Snooth User: cgplayer9
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4.00 5
07/01/2012

On the nose, mostly smokey cherry. On the palate, good black cherry and cassis fruitiness highlighted by bright acidity. Toasted oak is well integrated so that it is complimentary, not overwhelming. Firm tannins round out the structure. Moderate smokey, mildly peppery finish.


Snooth User: Slipstream
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3.50 5
06/30/2011

This was listed as a top low-priced wine by Wine Spectator. This was one of the few from their article that I could find, and I was hoping for greatness. Well, maybe me and WS are not always in perfect agreement - not that it was bad. Dark red pour with a light purple tinge. A touch thin on the palate. Pleasantly sour flavor - pretty robust, with a touch of licorice and light bitterness. Not very lush, but good - nothing tastes off or wrong.


Snooth User: mcawrx
982221158
3.50 5
12/10/2011

Tempranillo very easy. Light finish


Snooth User: Fi2sh3
112856169
5.00 5
08/15/2012

One of my favorite Spanish wines and regions. A delightful drinking red with as much flavor at the start as in the finish. Would recommend for anyone..novice to experienced red wine drinker. Only draw back is that the 2006 is getting harder to find


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External Reviews for Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza

External Review
11/27/2012

Light red. Fresh red berry and floral aromas display a vibrant, straightforward character. Juicy, tightly wound red fruit flavors betray no tannins and pick up a zesty, peppery quality with air.


External Review
05/19/2011

Fresh and balanced, this red brims with cherry, spice and licorice, with light, firm tannins and vibrant acidity. The texture is generous yet delicate. Not heavy, but vivacious. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
05/19/2011

Aromas of sandalwood, cinnamon and vanilla give way to flavors of berries, tea and spices in this supple, traditional red. It's well integrated and fresh on the finish. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
05/23/2011

It's back! We sold it out after it received a 90 point rating and a spot on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2010. A polished Rioja with ripe plum, warm spices, hints of telltale Rioja leather and a velvety texture. Great deal of complexity for under $15. It's a steal.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/27/2011

Auge: Elegante kirschrote Robe, rubinroter Fond, violette Schimmer; Nase: Harmonische Edelholznoten und Waldbeerenaromen; Gaumen: Ausdrucksstarker Wein, saftig, vielschichtig - elegante, süsse Tannine; Finale: Lang anhaltend, nobel, angenehm, rein


External Review
01/10/2013

Itandrsquo;s back! We sold it out after it received a 90 point rating and a spot on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2010. A polished Rioja with ripe plum, warm spices, hints of telltale Rioja leather and a velvety texture. Great deal of complexity for under $15. Itandrsquo;s a steal.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2006 Crianza is 100% Tempranillo that spent 12 months in French and American oak. Cherry red in color, it offers up an attractive nose of cedar, espresso, tobacco, and black cherry. This leads to a ripe, savory offering with plenty of spice and earth notes, a bit of structure, and 1andndash;2 years of aging potential. Enjoy this excellent value from 2011 to 2018.


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