Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9947 ratings
8.941 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
brando cox

👃oaky vanilla and red fruit: cherry cassis plum blackberry.
👄 raspberry blueberry black cherry
📋 Great balanc
Solid acidity and aromas. Enjoyable in 20 min or an hour in the decanter. Suggest to monitor closely. A lovely wine bargain.

👃oaky vanilla and red fruit: cherry cassis plum blackberry.
👄 raspberry blueberry black cherry
📋 Great balanc
Solid acidity and aromas. Enjoyable in 20 min or an hour in the decanter. Suggest to monitor closely. A lovely wine bargain.

Sep 6th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Dark ruby core and lower than expected acid leads me to believe the fruit was harvested rather late. Hits all the check marks - finish is med (-) - enjoyable

Dark ruby core and lower than expected acid leads me to believe the fruit was harvested rather late. Hits all the check marks - finish is med (-) - enjoyable

Dec 17th, 2017
Christopher Fowler

The sticker on the bottle says 95+, but that's a bit rich. It's good, though. Sold with strict instructions to decant for at least an hour and that turned out to be absolutely necessary. Tannins still firm, but air brings out lots of coca and dark cherry.

The sticker on the bottle says 95+, but that's a bit rich. It's good, though. Sold with strict instructions to decant for at least an hour and that turned out to be absolutely necessary. Tannins still firm, but air brings out lots of coca and dark cherry.

7 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
Per Mosseby

A nice Rioja - definitely no artificial vanilla and almost like a decent Bordeaux

A nice Rioja - definitely no artificial vanilla and almost like a decent Bordeaux

6 people found it helpfulJun 5th, 2014
Chris A

A nice, basic Rioja - basic light vanilla notes at the finish

A nice, basic Rioja - basic light vanilla notes at the finish

4 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.6

Capa media baja, densidad media, en nariz predomina la vainilla, pan tostado y pimienta negra. En boca muy correcto pero con poca sorpresa, final agradable.

Capa media baja, densidad media, en nariz predomina la vainilla, pan tostado y pimienta negra. En boca muy correcto pero con poca sorpresa, final agradable.

3 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2015
Ilkka Sirén

Wine specialist Maku magazine, Sherry educator

8.4

T to the O, tempranillo. 😊

T to the O, tempranillo. 😊

3 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Jessy Sage

Decent with an easy mouth feel.

Decent with an easy mouth feel.

2 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
Will Stanley

Immediately showy, with lush, ripe aromatics, this Reserva Rioja is a gorgeous wine with good potential for medium-term ageing. Reasonably light on the palate, with generous amounts of red fruit, cigar box, coconut and good acidity, it’s a terrific wine for the money - even if it does finish a little shorter than you’d like.

Immediately showy, with lush, ripe aromatics, this Reserva Rioja is a gorgeous wine with good potential for medium-term ageing. Reasonably light on the palate, with generous amounts of red fruit, cigar box, coconut and good acidity, it’s a terrific wine for the money - even if it does finish a little shorter than you’d like.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2020
Bassel Sommelier

I like it more the day after it's opened

I like it more the day after it's opened

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016