Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.126 ratings
9.31 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
Buffy sommers

2011
Spicy - deep cherry, baking spices, tobacco

2011
Spicy - deep cherry, baking spices, tobacco

Jul 12th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

Beautiful ruby color with a hint of a brown rim. Ripe fruit (plums, figs, raisins) aromas and flavors with hints of caramel, vanilla, black pepper and smoke. Plush and defined (but not overbearing) tannins. Nicely balanced acidity.

Beautiful ruby color with a hint of a brown rim. Ripe fruit (plums, figs, raisins) aromas and flavors with hints of caramel, vanilla, black pepper and smoke. Plush and defined (but not overbearing) tannins. Nicely balanced acidity.

May 30th, 2021
Nathan Black

Dry with pleasant notes of cherry

Dry with pleasant notes of cherry

Mar 6th, 2021
Renato Grandmont

Good balance. Dry orange bouquet

Good balance. Dry orange bouquet

Jan 31st, 2021
M. Christopher Roebuck

I think this is my first experience with LAN's Gran Riserva. Not overly impressed. Nose is pleasant with mint, soil, but quite faint. Mouth feel is flat, on the lighter side of medium body, medium minus acidity. ABV at 14.5 but doesn't feel like it. A little spice, a hint of tertiary: fig, earth, and perhaps chocolate, but again very very faint. Medium tannin. I don't this this will likely improve. It has probably remained the same for the last few years. I bet another vintage (2009 or 2010) is quite different. Will look for it.

90 points

I think this is my first experience with LAN's Gran Riserva. Not overly impressed. Nose is pleasant with mint, soil, but quite faint. Mouth feel is flat, on the lighter side of medium body, medium minus acidity. ABV at 14.5 but doesn't feel like it. A little spice, a hint of tertiary: fig, earth, and perhaps chocolate, but again very very faint. Medium tannin. I don't this this will likely improve. It has probably remained the same for the last few years. I bet another vintage (2009 or 2010) is quite different. Will look for it.

90 points

Dec 24th, 2020
Joshua Sheldon

Kinda boring

Kinda boring

Jan 20th, 2019
Dani Ruiz Sanchez

Autentico rioja. Recomendable

Autentico rioja. Recomendable

Jan 12th, 2019
Ryan Gunter

2011 tasted in 2018. Tints dark red, aromas of spicy ripe black fruit, hints of tobacco. Medium to full bodied, average acidity, average alcohol, nice bold ripe black fruit up front, dry with lingering tannins and peppery finish. Good for a hearty red-meat meal.

2011 tasted in 2018. Tints dark red, aromas of spicy ripe black fruit, hints of tobacco. Medium to full bodied, average acidity, average alcohol, nice bold ripe black fruit up front, dry with lingering tannins and peppery finish. Good for a hearty red-meat meal.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2018
Sam Richey

Spagio happy hour

Spagio happy hour

Sep 25th, 2018