Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2005
The 2005 Reserva is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo that spent 12 months in French and American oak followed by 24 months in bottle prior to release. More deeply colored than the Crianza, it displays an enticing perfume of wood smoke, spice box, violets, espresso, and blackberry. Voluminous and concentrated on the palate, it reflects the high quality of the vintage. This impeccably balanced wine has plenty of ripe tannin, superior length, and a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2025.