Bodegas Lan Rioja D12 2015

Bodegas Lan Rioja D12 2015

 

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Bodegas Lan
Rioja D12 2015
  • Vintage : 2015
  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Rioja
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 98% Tempranillo, 2% Mazuelo

A homage to the workers of LAN, D12 is intense cherry red colour with violet hues. Aromas of red fruit and liquorice - characteristic of the Tempranillo variety – combine with cocoa, pastry and hints of floral notes such as violet. Tasty, round and silky on the palate, hints of liquorice and black pepper linger on the persistent finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 88 2012
WS Wine Spectator 90 2011
More information on wine critics and ratings

98% Tempranillo and 2% Mazuelo selected by hand from two plots in the town of Haro (Rioja Alta) and two plots in Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa). D-12 is homage to the workers of LAN.

The name is a reference to "DEPOSIT  12", the stainless steel tank that each vintage holds those wines that according to LAN winery personnel have the most outstanding attributes each year.

Winemaking: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25º C in order to maintain aromatic potential and maximize colour extraction. Micro-oxygenation and maceration in contact with the lees prior to malolactic fermentation in order to balance the tannins and display a silky mouthfeel.

Ageing: Twelve months in new American and French oak barrels followed by twelve months of rounding in the bottle prior to release. The American oak was sourced in the Appalachians and the French oak in the forests of Chateauroux and Loches. The extra-fine grained wood was air dried for 36 months.

Robert Parker (RP) : 88 Points (2012)
The 2012 Lan D-12 (Fifth Edition) is pure Tempranillo from a diversity of suppliers following a very traditional recipe; fermentation in stainless steel and one year aging in American and French oak. It smells of roasted coffee with lactic hints over a core of ripe black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, framed by oak flavors and plenty of grainy, dusty tannins that coat your mouth and leave you with an overall astringent sensation.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2011)
Raspberry and cherry flavors are ripe and bright in this vibrant red, while vanilla and candied citrus notes add a touch of spicy sweetness. The texture is firm but smooth. A traditional style. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made.

Bodegas Lan A Mano Edicion Limitada 2016
Bodegas Lan A Mano Edicion Limitada 2016
Bodegas Lan
A Mano Edicion Limitada 2016
WS
92
RP
90
Intense garnet colour with bright red hues. The nose is complex and attractive - ripe plums, blackberry and redcurrant notes intermingle with hints of clove and cinnamon, layers of coffee and…
61,00 €
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Gran Reserva 2011
Bodegas Lan Rioja Gran Reserva 2011
Bodegas Lan
Rioja Gran Reserva 2011
WS
87
RP
95
On the nose, aromas of ripe red fruits combine with dried fruits and spicy vanilla, cinnamon and liquorice root notes, which are a result of the extended oak ageing. This wine is full bodied and round Rioja that is elegant, balanced and superbly layered on the palate.
30,50 €
Quantity : moins plus
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Bodegas Lan Rioja D12 2015 Reviewed by Robert Parker 05-05-2019 . Score: 4