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Lan Rioja Reserva 2004

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Tasting notes: Brilliant ripe black cherry red colour with good depth. Fruity aromas with elegant nuances of fine wood. Velvety in the mouth with a long finish. Perfect with: stews, spiced dishes, legumes and cured cheeses.

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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.

Member Reviews for Lan Rioja Reserva

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Snooth User: drudman
4.00 5

This is a very deeply, darkly colored wine. Like a really dried-out blood-black color. Very rich blackberry nose, vanilla, also some mint and clove on the nose. This is the nose I expect from a great 2004 vintage Rioja. Spice box in spades here. Blackberry note is very nice and authentic tasting. Oak is right where I expect for a Reserva, adding richness and vanilla/woody flavors, but I am very pleased with it working well with the fruit, as opposed to obscuring it. 4 of 5 is my score, this is a strong producer in a strong vintage, and at $14 I recommend it.

Snooth User: Adam Levin
3.00 5

Softer than most Tempranillos. This is ready to drink now. Dirty fruit on the nose. Could probably have used some cheese to balance out the tannin.

Snooth User: InWineTruth
3.50 5

Dark, dried blood hue, with dried black fruit, smoke and black tea nose; silky flavor notes of dusty dried black cherries and dried black plums with broad, silky tannins and a moderately long finish.

Snooth User: jgalbjr
4.50 5

Beautiful Color and initial Nose that screams Old World Rioja. Slightly smoky spice and cedar gives way to fruity grapes. Taste bursts with smooth leather, spice, a little wood finally giving way to berries with nice final burst of a little acidity. Finish is moderately long but not overpowering. Works on its own or with food and has at least a few years of aging potential. I really like this wine both on its own merits but also for the price.

Snooth User: ChduP
3.50 5

Full-bodied, smooth and silky! Great finish. Good with cheeses or even better with steak.

Snooth User: donschool
4.50 5

One of the best temprinillo I have enjoyed. Came by it quite by accident and am now looking for more.

Snooth User: akackerman
0.00 5

A darker purplish hue than many tempranillos tasted in the past. Deep, yet still translucent. Nose: Cedar, vanilla, raspberry Palate: Immediate tart cherry, cedar, bountiful spice and licorice on the finish. Medium body. Moderately-high tannins. Recommend 20-30 minutes to allow this tempranillo to open up and relax.

External Reviews for Lan Rioja Reserva

External Review

Kirschrot mit purpurfarbenen Nuancen. Intensives Bukett nach Vanille und geröstetem Kaffee, im Gaumen sehr weich, samtig, aber gleichwohl sehr andauernd.

External Review

WS: 90 Points, Top 100 2008

External Review

Auge: Intensiv leuchtende Robe reifer Kirschen; Nase: Aromen reifer Früchte, mit eleganten Edelholznoten; Gaumen: Kräftige ausgewogene Struktur, harmonisch; Finale: Samtig, angenehm und lang anhaltend

External Review

Kirschrote Farbe, intensiver, ausdruckskräftiger Auftakt, Noten von reifen Früchten, Gewürzen und Vanille. Am Gaumen, sanft, fein st rukturiert, harmonische Tannine und gut eingebundene Säure. Langanhaltender Abgang, mit leichten Holz- und Fruchtnoten.

External Review

Farbe: Mittleres Granatrot; Bukett: Intensiv, nach reifen Früchten, Kirschen, Kakao und Würznoten, Zedernholz; Gaumen: Weicher Schmelz mit viel Eleganz, sanfter Kraft und ausgewogener Balance. Mittelschwerer Körper; Abgang: Lang, balsamisch

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A silky texture carries expressive flavors of black plum, violet, licorice and smoke in this focused, balanced red. Has good intensity yet remains vibrant and accessible. Drink now through 2012. 50,000 cases made. -TM

Tasting notes: Brilliant ripe black cherry red colour with good depth. Fruity aromas with elegant nuances of fine wood. Velvety in the mouth with a long finish. Perfect with: stews, spiced dishes, legumes and cured cheeses.

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