Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9296 ratings
8.821 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
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
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
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
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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
Kimberly Colby

Amazing value. Full-bodied with dark red fruits and spice. I think this will age well. Complex, yet elegant. An amazing value from the 2010 vintage.

Amazing value. Full-bodied with dark red fruits and spice. I think this will age well. Complex, yet elegant. An amazing value from the 2010 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2015
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

8.9

QPR Defined -- Layered like Rioja Twice as Expensive

QPR Defined -- Layered like Rioja Twice as Expensive

Jan 21st, 2017
Will Stanley

A wine with great potential, but at the moment fairly tight. Strong smoky and tarry scents lead to a ripe and tannic palate, with a savoury finish. Another fifteen years and this could be very good.

A wine with great potential, but at the moment fairly tight. Strong smoky and tarry scents lead to a ripe and tannic palate, with a savoury finish. Another fifteen years and this could be very good.

Jun 26th, 2016