Bodegas LAN

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.8589 ratings
8.739 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Michael Kvasnicka

Even cheaper Rioja is damn near bulletproof. Real nice. Thanks Greg.

Even cheaper Rioja is damn near bulletproof. Real nice. Thanks Greg.

Oct 1st, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Clear medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of ripe red fruit, cherries, plums, pronounced toastiness; dry with medium acid and tannins, plums, blackberry, sweet spice, toast

Clear medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of ripe red fruit, cherries, plums, pronounced toastiness; dry with medium acid and tannins, plums, blackberry, sweet spice, toast

Aug 11th, 2017
Christine Havens

Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2005 is one of my favorite value wines from the region. Notes of plump, juicy black cherries, baking spices, saddle leather and dried herbs permeate the glass. In the mouth it's silky, yet slightly rustic with nicely integrated, mouth-coating tannins. If you haven’t had Lan, buy it, put it in the cellar and forget about it for a decade or more. Inexpensive, generous, and incredibly tasty.

Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2005 is one of my favorite value wines from the region. Notes of plump, juicy black cherries, baking spices, saddle leather and dried herbs permeate the glass. In the mouth it's silky, yet slightly rustic with nicely integrated, mouth-coating tannins. If you haven’t had Lan, buy it, put it in the cellar and forget about it for a decade or more. Inexpensive, generous, and incredibly tasty.

3 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Adam Rbe

On the nose tobacco, leather and red fruit. In the mouth, bright red cherries and iron. Medium-long finish with a slightly bitter edge. Better than most of the reviews seemed to state IMO. A fairly classic rioja with some modern cleanliness.

On the nose tobacco, leather and red fruit. In the mouth, bright red cherries and iron. Medium-long finish with a slightly bitter edge. Better than most of the reviews seemed to state IMO. A fairly classic rioja with some modern cleanliness.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2016
kasimir bujak

nose had lots of stewed and dried red and black fruits- plum, black and red cherries, dried raspberries, leather, bloody steak, a little kalamata.
flavors showed plum, red and black cherries, a little beef jerky, dry earth, dried strawberries, little olive. this was very fruity and simple upon first opening- but after sitting overnight the more meaty/savory flavors came out. satisfying upfront- but had zero finish.

nose had lots of stewed and dried red and black fruits- plum, black and red cherries, dried raspberries, leather, bloody steak, a little kalamata.
flavors showed plum, red and black cherries, a little beef jerky, dry earth, dried strawberries, little olive. this was very fruity and simple upon first opening- but after sitting overnight the more meaty/savory flavors came out. satisfying upfront- but had zero finish.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2016
Nick Dor

Great affordable Rioja. 90+ points wine spectator to boot!

Great affordable Rioja. 90+ points wine spectator to boot!

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Garrett Dale

Classic Rioja Reserva

Classic Rioja Reserva

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Gayle Hurt

Decent Rioja - More fruity and peppery than I expected

Decent Rioja - More fruity and peppery than I expected

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2014
Noah Smith

From duty free. Not bad. Better in Berlin than Spain.

From duty free. Not bad. Better in Berlin than Spain.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Hard to evaluate beyond the overwhelming new French and American oak. Well extracted fruit and tannin management.

Hard to evaluate beyond the overwhelming new French and American oak. Well extracted fruit and tannin management.

Oct 14th, 2016