2x 93 Pt Rioja Gran Reserva: 2012 Bodegas LAN Gran Reserva Rioja

James Suckling once said:“Rioja is a great choice for people who enjoy both structure and elegance.”And Wine Spectator tells us that Rioja "routinely offers the world a level of matured wine quality like no other."

Today we have one of these aged diamonds from one of Rioja's most emblematic Bodegas. Please welcome the 2x 93-point 2012 Bodegas LAN Gran Reserva Rioja.

There’s a reason why wine lovers and wine critics love a good Rioja Gran Reserva. Gran Reserva labeling in this region has stringent regulations on the amount of time that the wine spends both in barrels and in bottles prior to being released. This strict regulation gives us as consumers the opportunity to drink perfectly mature wines at their release.

Rioja Gran Reserva wines have an aging capability that is out of this world but at a price that is very down to earth. Food & Wine magazine wrote that theseare "one of the most underrated wines on the planet, and for the money, easily one of the best deals,"and Robb Report stated that “Rioja is making some of the best wine for your money right now.” We couldn’t agree more.

This “graceful red”(just like Wine Spectator calls it in its 93-pointreview) shows intense aromas of ripe black fruit, fig, and hints of raisin fruit interspersed with powerful spicy and smoky notes. On the palate, it is harmonious, marked by friendly tannins. This wine is long, very complex, balanced, and sophisticated... and it's ready to drink TODAY!

Bodegas LAN has been around for more than 50 years, and today, this winery is a classic of Spanish viticulture. Since its inception, this bodega’sgoal has remained the same: To give “all the protagonist to the vineyard and the art of knowing how to respect its natural cycle." 

Here's the deal: A 10-year-old 2x 93pt Rioja Gran Reserva that’s ready to drink TODAY, crafted by one of Rioja's most emblematic wineries, born in an outstanding 92pt vintage, and at less than $29/bottle!

If you want to taste the power of a Rioja Gran Reserva, this wine is your way to go.

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