Bodegas Lan Culmen Reserva 2005

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Item No. 109706
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP92
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense and bright cherry colour. Ripe fruit nose, with hints of plums, cherries and wildberries. Spicy, roasted and balsamic aromas as well as mineral notes. Complex. Culmen is only produced from harvests of outstanding quality.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
92 Points

"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."
90 Points

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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