Bodegas LAN Vina Lanciano Reserva 2016 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 DE / 92 JS / 91 WS
The 72ha Viña Lanciano vineyard sits in a privileged location, in a curve in the Ebro river. The vines dig deep to find nutrients on this pebble-strewn former riverbed. Grapes for this estate wine were harvested and sorted by hand, with maximum extraction ensured by fermentation in small, cone-shaped stainless steel tanks and long maceration.
Sarah Jane Evans MW: Restrained nose, showing French oak and rich blackberry fruit. A deep and complex palate, with juicy tannins and a long, complex finish. Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW: Full of dark fruit and spice notes, oak well integrated now, apparent but not dominant. Long, characterful finish with fine freshness. Pierre Mansour: Woody, dark fruit and cedar smoke notes, with round, soft, creamy oak. An intense wine that has fine-textured tannins and a long, oaky, fruity finish.-- Decanter
Notes of cherries, vanilla, blackcurrants, dried tobacco leaf and bark. Medium to full body with polished tannins and fresh acidity. Fleshy and juicy with a long, flavorful finish. Still elegant. Drink or hold.-James Suckling
High-toned on the nose and sleek overall, this medium- to full-bodied red shows macerated black raspberry and mandarin orange peel flavors accented by rich hints of mocha, dried fig and violet. Fresh and well-knit, with the sculpted tannins and deep minerally notes of smoke and iron emerging on the finish. Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. Best from 2024 through 2031. 4,500 cases made, 300 cases imported.-Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator