Bodegas LAN

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Mazuelo

8.8687 ratings
8.846 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Mazuelo
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
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is a wine I have been storing for quite a while. The 2004 Lan Rioja Reserva a Tempranillo blend.

On the nose there is black cherry, prune, fig, black currant, licorice, leather, tar and earth.

On the palate I am getting black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, licorice, tobacco, violets and rich soil.

This wine is medium to full body silky and is still vibrant after this many years with medium minus acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead to a medium to long rustic finish. This weekend has been a wet one and looks to be the same tomorrow. I hope everyone are enjoying themselves, just be safe in wherever you do. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine is a wine I have been storing for quite a while. The 2004 Lan Rioja Reserva a Tempranillo blend.

On the nose there is black cherry, prune, fig, black currant, licorice, leather, tar and earth.

On the palate I am getting black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, licorice, tobacco, violets and rich soil.

This wine is medium to full body silky and is still vibrant after this many years with medium minus acidity and medium + fine tannins that lead to a medium to long rustic finish. This weekend has been a wet one and looks to be the same tomorrow. I hope everyone are enjoying themselves, just be safe in wherever you do. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 16th, 2019
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Good with the asparagus, chants and trumpets.

Good with the asparagus, chants and trumpets.

Feb 7th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another bottle! Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the 3 provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logrono (now La Rioja) Alava and Navarra. Deep Ruby with red berry aromas and some spice. On the palate tart cherry with cinnamon and vanilla oak flavors with subtle herb notes. Fine tannins, good balance, medium finish ending with earthy leather notes. Nice value. Aged well.

Had another bottle! Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the 3 provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logrono (now La Rioja) Alava and Navarra. Deep Ruby with red berry aromas and some spice. On the palate tart cherry with cinnamon and vanilla oak flavors with subtle herb notes. Fine tannins, good balance, medium finish ending with earthy leather notes. Nice value. Aged well.

Jul 24th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Fresh and vibrant. Strawberry and blueberry, orange peel, mint, chocolate, and coconut, with some secondary leather, tobacco, and earth. Tannins are fully resolved, but just present enough to provide an outline of structure.

Fresh and vibrant. Strawberry and blueberry, orange peel, mint, chocolate, and coconut, with some secondary leather, tobacco, and earth. Tannins are fully resolved, but just present enough to provide an outline of structure.

Jan 24th, 2018
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
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the 3 provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logrono (now La Rioja) Alava and Navarra. Deep Ruby with red berry aromas and some spice. On the palate tart cherry with cinnamon and vanilla oak flavors with subtle herb notes. Fine tannins, good balance, medium finish ending with earthy leather notes. Nice value.

Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the 3 provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logrono (now La Rioja) Alava and Navarra. Deep Ruby with red berry aromas and some spice. On the palate tart cherry with cinnamon and vanilla oak flavors with subtle herb notes. Fine tannins, good balance, medium finish ending with earthy leather notes. Nice value.

3 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2018
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 Baker

A little bitey. Some good red fruit, but seems to be coming apart a little. Pre-Norton dinner at O'Neill's house.

A little bitey. Some good red fruit, but seems to be coming apart a little. Pre-Norton dinner at O'Neill's house.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2018
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