2008 Lay & Wheeler Rioja Gran Reserva

The archetypal red wine of Spain comes from the northern region of Rioja, produced from the early-ripening Tempranillo grape. And a Rioja with our name had to be extraordinary. Deep in the renowned cellars of La Rioja Alta, we discovered a wine made from selected old vines, reserved for special releases. With one sip, we knew we’d found the one. And we convinced them to let us take every barrel.

Critic score
82.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Rioja, Spain
  • Grape
    95% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    5% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2024
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2008 Lay & Wheeler Rioja Gran Reserva

TASTING NOTES

Lots of (good) American oak and confident savoury fruit. Ideally needs a little bit more ageing but fine wine.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (June 2017)
16.5+/20

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