Review Updated on 2020-01-08
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Rating 94 2019 Top 50  
Style Red
Blend , Carignan
Vintage 2010
Appellation
Spain
ABV 13.5%
Price $23.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Date Night, Dinner Parties, Pleasing A Crowd

Drink If You Like

Carignan, Merlot , Tempranillo

LAN Gran Reserva Rioja 2010 Review

L is for Logroño, A is for Álava and N is for Navarra. LAN has been making wine in Alta Rioja since the 70’s and is always a guarantee of quality and balance. This Gran Reserva (aged three years before release) is classic Rioja, with mostly Tempranillo and a slice of Mazuelo (Carignan) for acidity. The combo of American and French oak aging has kept this wine at just the right place, keeping it muscular yet lean with classic aromas of cinnamon and vanilla wafting through the nose and palate along with ripe cherry notes mingling with some tertiary hues of leather and tobacco leaf from its time in the bottle. At under $25 this is a steal of an awesome wine that will please a crowd.

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LAN Gran Reserva Rioja 2010
L is for Logroño, A is for Álava and N is for Navarra. LAN has been making wine in Alta Rioja since the 70’s and is always a guarantee of quality and balance. This Gran Reserva (aged three years before release) is classic Rioja, with mostly Tempranillo and a slice of Mazuelo (Carignan) for acidity. The combo of American and French oak aging has kept this wine at just the right place, keeping it muscular yet lean with classic aromas of cinnamon and vanilla wafting through the nose and palate along with ripe cherry notes mingling with some tertiary hues of leather and tobacco leaf from its time in the bottle. At under $25 this is a steal of an awesome wine that will please a crowd.

Reviewed On: 01-07-2019
94
POINTS
LAN Gran Reserva Rioja 2010
L is for Logroño, A is for Álava and N is for Navarra. LAN has been making wine in Alta Rioja since the 70’s and is always a guarantee of quality and balance. This Gran Reserva (aged three years before release) is classic Rioja, with mostly Tempranillo and a slice of Mazuelo (Carignan) for acidity. The combo of American and French oak aging has kept this wine at just the right place, keeping it muscular yet lean with classic aromas of cinnamon and vanilla wafting through the nose and palate along with ripe cherry notes mingling with some tertiary hues of leather and tobacco leaf from its time in the bottle. At under $25 this is a steal of an awesome wine that will please a crowd.

Reviewed On: 01-07-2019