Baron de Ley Gran Reserva 2012
Classic Rioja aromas of root beer, cedar, cigar box, olive and earthy baked-berry fruits open this gran reserva. A weighty palate is cut by acidity, while this offers flavors of baked cherry, cassis and spice. A rush of acidity lends length to a finish with tobacco, pepper and dried berry flavors. Drink through 2025.
This solid red is a bit lean but shows good density, with cherry, plum, leather and dried herbal flavors mingling over firm tannins, with balsamic acidity keeping it fresh. Drink now through 2024. 25,000 cases made.