Baron De Ley Varietales Graciano 2010, Doca Rioja

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Rioja, Spain

$21.95 (397166)

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January 24, 2015

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Such a unique and life reaffirming, giving back red Riojan. The singular, singled out Graciano comeback revolution is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an intriguing varietal graciano crafted in the traditional style, with a significant dose of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Quite an impressive mouthful but significantly oaked (not uncommon for the region). Less common on our shelves is the...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is part of Baron de Ley's varieties series, with graciano being a grape normally blend for body in Rioja....

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Vladimir Torres
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Adam
Adam

Big flavours across the Rioja spectrum here. All on a beautiful frame. Lovely.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Like vanilla-coconut pudding served with toasty oak shavings. It's nice to see the re-emergence of an under-appreciated varietal like Graciano, but this expression hides the grape in way too much wood. There's body and depth, the tannins are quite soft, and there are pleasant aromas and flavours of ripe blackberry and raspberry as well as leather and floral violet, and there's refreshing pomegranate acidity on the palate, but the wood-based elements are too much to overcome. Extensive decanting helps, and it's better by the second day, but the Graciano grape remains unfortunately overwhelmed.

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