2015 Bodegas LAN Rioja Culmen Reserva
Bright cherry red color with a deep intensity. Predominant notes of liquorised red fruit, and spiced hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. A multitude of textures and flavours burst in the mouth. Balsamic notes as well as mineral nuances characteristic of the soil of the “Viña Lanciano”. Silky and full- bodied in the mouth with an intense and long enjoyable finish.
89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano from a selection of 40 to 60-year-old vines from “Pago El Rincón”, located at our own vineyard “Viña Lanciano”.
Pair with red and roasted meats, mature cheeses. Ideal for enjoying after a long meal with extended conversation, pairing perfectly with dark-chocolate desserts.
W I N E M A K I N G :
The grapes were hand-harvested in small crates and then selected by bunch and berry on sorting tables so that only grapes in perfect conditions of health and ripeness are allowed to continue to the next phase of vinification. Alcoholic fermentation in small, truncated cone-shaped tanks to maximise colour extrwinehours.com. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels made from very fine-grained oak from the forests of Tronçaise and Jupille.
During 25 months in new French oak barrels made from very fine-grained oak from the forests of Tronçaise and Allier. Afterwards it was left in the bottle for 22 months to refine the aromas and round the palate
96 Pts, Wine Spectator
"Full-bodied and dense with flavor, this big red is a gentle powerhouse, remaining plush and approachable, with currant, quince, tangerine, cola and vanilla flavors, supported by well-integrated tannins and bright, citrusy acidity. Harmonious and complete, this delivers a successful blend of traditional and modern styles. Drink now through 2035."
94 Pts, James Suckling
"Perfumed with blackberries, plums, flowers and sandalwood. Complex aromas. Medium-to full-bodied with very fine, integrated tannins that coat your palate. Flavorful and long. Some wood at the end, but so fine. Drink or hold."