Amazing Value 91 Point Rioja: 2017 Bodegas LAN Reserva Rioja

We tasted this at the BHW HQ, whoa!  A series has high-fives, and dances insured. Soooo… we love this wine, but so do some of the most important critics in the world. Food & Wine Magazine declares Bodegas LAN as "one of the most underrated wines on the planet" and an incredible deal for the money. Robb Report concurs, highlighting Rioja as one of the best wines for your money, with Bodegas LAN taking center stage. If that wasn’t enough, winemaker María Barúa has made several appearances on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list!

Without further ado, we have the 2017 Bodegas LAN Reserva Rioja… all wrapped up with 91 points, discounted to just $22/bottle, AND you get free shipping on six or more bottles!! Fire up that paella!

The geeky stuff:

Wine critic and Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson said it best:  "Rioja Reserva wines are a testament to the region's winemaking tradition and expertise, offering a harmonious blend of fruit intensity, structural integrity, and a distinctive Rioja character."

Nestled in the heart of Rioja Alta, Bodegas LAN stands tall as a beacon of Spanish viticulture. Guided by the philosophy that "enology begins with viticulture," the winery focuses on sustainable practices and minimal intervention.

This wine is a testament to this tradition, offering balanced flavors and a harmonious blend of oak and fruity notes with a bouquet of red fruits, cherry, blackberry, and delightful vanilla and spice from the oak. The silky, well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity support its full body, resulting in a structured, fleshy, and elegant experience with a long-lasting aftertaste.

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