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Barón de Ley Gran Reserva 2015

Barón de Ley Gran Reserva

2015

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Made from grapes grown in the cooler parts of the Imas vineyard estate at Mendavia (Rioja Baja).

The wine is an attractive ruby-red colour, of medium density, and has brick-red hues. The nose reveals an aroma of toast, ripe fruits, traces of infusions, spices and tobacco, which proves extremely intense. The palate is rounded and harmonious, showing silky tannins; it is fresh, lively and persistent.

Matured for 24 months in American and French oak barrels (50-50%) and subsequently in bottle for 5 years.

What does this wine taste like?

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Velvety / Ruby red / Semi-opaque / Brick-red hues
Bouquet
Profound / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / Toasty notes / Balsamic notes / Incense / Spicy notes / Clove / Pepper / Vanilla / Black tea / Cigar box / Leather
Mouth
Rounded / Harmonious / Silky tannins / Fresh / Vivacious / Persistent / Complex / Toasty notes / Raisins / Earthy

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Roast beef / Roast lamb / Grilled wild mushrooms / Very versatile

Ratings and awards

201691 SK
201490 PN90 DC
201290 PN
201191 PK91 PN
201091 PK90 PN90 DC
200891 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: SucklingDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

2010 is not an easy act to follow, but the 2011 Gran Reserva does a nice job. It's a classical, balsamic, developed and tasty blend of Tempranillo with 15% Graciano from Rioja Alta, matured in French and American oak barrels that provided the textbook notes of cigar box, tobacco leaves, incense, cloves, black pepper and sweet spices. It's round and soft, with polished tannins and good acidity. Very good indeed. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2014.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/02/2018)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2011 - 91 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.7/5
7 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period24 months
Type of woodAmerican and French 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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