Bodegas Lan Culmen Reserva 2005
The 2005 Culmen Reserva, made only in the best vintages, is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano sourced from a single vineyard with vine age ranging from 40-60 years. It was aged for 20 months in new French oak followed by an additional 18 months in bottle. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it proffers a brooding bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices, lavender, espresso, and assorted black fruits. Ripe and sweetly fruited, it admirably combines power with elegance. Drink this lengthy offering from 2015 to 2030.
Toast and espresso notes frame plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors in this polished red. This has lively acidity and well-integrated tannins. A modern style. Drink now through 2015. 1,500 cases made.