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Barón de Ley 3 Viñas Blanco Reserva 2018

Barón de Ley 3 Viñas Blanco Reserva

2018
90
PEÑÍN
97
DECANTER
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%

The wine

Barón de Ley 3 Viñas Blanco Reserva is a classic white Rioja wine made with Viura, Malvasia and Grenache Blanc. Grown in the Najerilla Valley, the three varieties are vinified separately and then the final blend is aged for 12 months in American oak before being left to stand in the bottle for at least another year.

It offers a wonderfully intense and bright golden-yellow colour and delights the nose with powerful aromas of nuts (almonds) and aromatic herbs, followed by notes of honey, vanilla and autumn fruits. In the mouth, it is a lively, long-lasting, complex and deep wine with mineral, or even saline, sensations. Floral aromas and toasted cereals appear alongside a fresh and creamy feel thanks to a barely-noticeable perfectly integrated acidity. Sweet and smooth, yet expressive, Baron de Ley 3 Viñas is a flavoursome and enveloping wine with pleasant reminders of its time spent on lees and elegant hints of wood. Creamy and harmonious from the very first sip to the end, it offers slight hints of smoke and spices and an aftertaste of orange peel to delight the drinker. To sum up, an ideal wine for enthusiasts of excellent white Rioja crianza wines.

What does this wine taste like?

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Intense / Bright / Deep yellow
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Dried fruit and nuts / Almonds / Aromatic herbs / Sweet notes / Honey / Vanilla
Mouth
Vivacious / Complex / Profound / deep / Mineral notes / Saline notes / Floral notes / Cereal notes / Creamy / Fresh / Well-integrated acidity / Honeyed / Expressive / Flavoursome / Enveloping / Harmonious / Smoky notes / Spicy notes / Orange peel

Drinking and storing

Serve between 10ºC and 12ºC

Food pairing

White meats / Cuttlefish with meatballs / Wild mushroom risotto

Ratings and awards

201890 PN97 DC
201491+ PK
201191 PK
200994 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínDC: Decanter

Customer reviews

4.6/5
22 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period12 months
Type of woodAmerican oak

The winery

Barón de Ley

Barón de Ley

The Barón de Ley winery is located in an old monastery in the town of Mendavia, in the Navarre area of the DOCa Rioja appellation. Founded in 1985 and inspired by the Médoc châteaux in France, its Reserva and Gran Reserva wines were quickly rated among the best wines for long-term ageing. One of the few Spanish wineries listed on the stock exchange, it is now a business group bringing together names such as El...

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