12 Bottle Case Baron de Ley Gran Reserva Rioja 2011 (Spain) Rated 91WA w/ Free Shipping
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Wine Advocate Review
2010 is not an easy act to follow, but the 2011 Gran Reserva does a nice job. It's a classical, balsamic, developed and tasty blend of Tempranillo with 15% Graciano from Rioja Alta, matured in French and American oak barrels that provided the textbook notes of cigar box, tobacco leaves, incense, cloves, black pepper and sweet spices. It's round and soft, with polished tannins and good acidity. Very good indeed. Drink now-2023.
Wine Tasting Notes
Lovely ruby-red with medium depth of colour and slight brick-red hues. Great aromatic intensity on the nose, with ripe fruit well integrated with the toasted oak and balsamic aromas from the cask. After a little while in the glass, these aromas evolve to produce traces of infusions, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, the attack is round and balanced, displaying silky tannins while still remaining fresh and lively. The aftertaste is long and lingering, recalling reminders of toasted wood and dried fruits.