Red

2003 Bodegas LAN Rioja Gran Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • diggydan wrote: flawed

    January 8, 2016 - Big wine but moderately corked.

  • DoubleMagnum wrote: 88 points

    March 4, 2012 - Acid is pronounced. I thought it was Sangiovese. Lacked sense of place, varietal character. Not bad but definitely not the greatest bottle from this producer.

  • peterchoy wrote: 85 points

    December 22, 2011 - Appearance: Bright and clear, deep ruby with paler rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, medium intensity and developing aromas of black cherry, plum, prune, butterscotch, gamey, smoke, cedar.
    Palate: Dry, medium (-) acidity, medium (-) tannin of soft and fine-grained texture. Medium alcohol and medium body, with medium intensity flavors of black cherry, plum, cedar, prune and smoke. Medium length.
    Conclusion: Acceptable quality Rioja red but without noticeable ageing style that should accompany a gran reserva. Simple and reasonable in intensity, with reasonable length. The wine has nothing outstanding and a rather disappointment. Ready to drink now and can potential age for another 3-5 years.

  • FPK Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 18, 2011 - This wine is reaching the end of its life. It was still good, but a hint of plumb.

  • mmurry Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 5, 2011 - Tempranillo or Grenache/Garnacha (Farpointe Cellar): Dried red fruit and saw dust on the nose, with hints of spice and floral notes. Firm tannins on the palate, with lots of juicy red fruit and spice. It adds some oak in the middle, and has a good floral finish.

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  • By David Lawrason
    5/26/2010 (link)

    (Lan Gran Reserva, Doca Rioja, Estate Btld. red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    5/20/2010 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/2/2011 (link) 87 points

    (Bodegas LAN Rioja Gran Reserva) Rather intense, red plum, black fruit char nose; tart black fruit, char, dill, herb palate; medium finish 87+ points (80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 10% Garnacha; 24 mos. in French and American oak; 36 mos. in bottle)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas LAN
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 75 (33%)
  • Consumed 147 (66%)

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