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Barón de Ley Reserva

Barón de Ley Reserva
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Barón de Ley Reserva
Red wine Reserva. 20 months in American oak barrels and 24 months in bottle.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Volume: 5 Liters, 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Reserva. 20 months in American oak barrels and 24 months in bottle.
Variety: Tempranillo
Volume: 5 Liters, 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Barón de Ley Reserva

Barón de Ley Reserva is a red wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by the Barón de Ley winery. This wine is made using only Tempranillo grapes, the trademark grape variety of the region.

The grapes used to make Barón de Ley Reserva come from the winery´s own vineyards that are located in the town of Mendavía. The cultivation of these vineyards is carried out using traditional methods, and the harvest being carried out manually.

At the winery, the harvested bunches are destemmed. Then, they undergo alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. During this phase, during which a constant temperature of 30ºC is maintained, various pump-overs are carried out and the progress of the wine is monitored daily.

After the various winemaking processes are carried out, Barón de Ley Reserva is aged for 20 months in new American oak barrels. Following this, it ages for another 2 years in the bottle.

The first bottles by Barón de Ley were sold back in 1990. Driven by a group of prestigious winemakers, the winery has managed to establish itself a stellar reputation in the Rioja region.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Beef, Roasted red meats, Iberian ham, Cold meat, Small game

Tasting notes Barón de Ley Reserva

After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
Barón de Ley Reserva 2014 is a mature, deep and classic red wine. Once again, this vintage shows the best side of reserve wines. Subtle notes of ripe red fruit integrated to perfection on a very elegant toasted background. An ample wine with a good mid-palate and a very long and persistent finish.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.

Ratings

  • Suckling 91
  • Atkin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Suckling 91
  • Atkin 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 88
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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    01/03/17 Barón de Ley Reserva 2012 lovely wine. Deep flavours yet smooth with subtle fruity flavours
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    05/12/16 Barón de Ley Reserva 2011 My go to Rioja for dinner parties.
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    24/08/16 Barón de Ley Reserva 2011 Top...... ..................... ......
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