Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.0469 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
Jonathan Wall

Upon opening the nose was great... but the palette was muted and tight. It took until the third night to open up. And then the Lan was glorious Rioja! At ten years old there is no sign of maturity... and even at 3 nights the finish was clamping down. I’ll bury my other bottle and have the kids dig it up someday.

Upon opening the nose was great... but the palette was muted and tight. It took until the third night to open up. And then the Lan was glorious Rioja! At ten years old there is no sign of maturity... and even at 3 nights the finish was clamping down. I’ll bury my other bottle and have the kids dig it up someday.

May 13th, 2021
Allison Lyzenga

Deep garnet; medium intensity aromas of dried red cherry, raspberry, vanilla, allspice, clove, tobacco; developing; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of juicy red cherry, blackberry, raspberry, stewed plum, allspice

Deep garnet; medium intensity aromas of dried red cherry, raspberry, vanilla, allspice, clove, tobacco; developing; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of juicy red cherry, blackberry, raspberry, stewed plum, allspice

Apr 8th, 2018
William Gordon

Fruit forward. Coconuts. A bold and kinda trashy simpleton, but pretty sexy. This wine is like the hot girl at the suburban mall who you know is all surface and no depth but would totally sleep with anyway. #noregrets

Fruit forward. Coconuts. A bold and kinda trashy simpleton, but pretty sexy. This wine is like the hot girl at the suburban mall who you know is all surface and no depth but would totally sleep with anyway. #noregrets

7 people found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Kihyun Yoon

Nose of blackberry and leather. Soft and fine tannin with classic finish. One of my favorite Spanish wines at this price range.

Nose of blackberry and leather. Soft and fine tannin with classic finish. One of my favorite Spanish wines at this price range.

4 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2014
Brad Hemmer

Toasted oak, vanilla, leather, herbs, blackberry, beef jerky, chocolate. Nice soft mouthfeel and lingering tannins.

Toasted oak, vanilla, leather, herbs, blackberry, beef jerky, chocolate. Nice soft mouthfeel and lingering tannins.

2 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2015
Brent S

Naturally our first wine on our two-week trip to Italy was Spanish.

Naturally our first wine on our two-week trip to Italy was Spanish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2017
Eric Hwang

Fragrant leather, anise, tar and barnyard. A little disjointed with bright black and red fruit and good acidity. Resin-y wood finish.

Fragrant leather, anise, tar and barnyard. A little disjointed with bright black and red fruit and good acidity. Resin-y wood finish.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2015
Outi Jakovirta

fantastic wine, perfect age to drink. accompanied a fabulous meal

fantastic wine, perfect age to drink. accompanied a fabulous meal

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2014
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.1

Black cherry, plum, pencil shavings, vanilla bean, old leather, and a touch of soy sauce with balanced structure, and moderate finish.

Black cherry, plum, pencil shavings, vanilla bean, old leather, and a touch of soy sauce with balanced structure, and moderate finish.

Mar 23rd, 2017
Daron Watson

Savory ~ somewhere btwn stewed tomato & peperoncino and plum w baking spices

Savory ~ somewhere btwn stewed tomato & peperoncino and plum w baking spices

Feb 23rd, 2017