Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9775 ratings
8.829 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
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.

6 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

5 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
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
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
Rick Baumgarten

Great value

Great value

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2016
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.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2015
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.6

A pleasant Rioja and a good day to day wine, deep red color, nose of black current, coffee, earthiness and a touch of smoked cedar wood, medium to full body, with mild tannins and balancing acidity. Lightly fruity finish. My score 86, drink to 2019

A pleasant Rioja and a good day to day wine, deep red color, nose of black current, coffee, earthiness and a touch of smoked cedar wood, medium to full body, with mild tannins and balancing acidity. Lightly fruity finish. My score 86, drink to 2019

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2015
Woodrow F Call

Last of the three Riojas tonight

Last of the three Riojas tonight

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2015