Red Wine Culmen Reserva 2017

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo and Graciano aged for 25 months in French oak barrels and for 22 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 25 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Lan
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The top-shelf Spanish red wine of Bodegas Lan, Culmen Reserva is made from a traditional blend of mostly Tempranillo and a small amount of Graciano.

The grapes are sourced from low-yielding bushvines over 60 years old, the oldest of the Bodegas Lan estate. They are planted in Pago El Rincón, a gently sloped vineyard with cobble soils at 490 metres of altitude.

The 2017 vintage of this Reserva red wine was defined by a severe spring and summer drought which tested the resistance of the plants. Fortunately, some timely rains in late August allowed the vines to complete the ripening cycle. The grapes were harvested in September 16 and 17, 2017.

Once in the cellar, the grapes were selected on a sorting table and fermented in small truncated cone-shaped stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.

After that, the red wine Culmen Reserva 2017 went through malolactic fermentation in extra fine-grained Allier and Tronçais French oak barrels, where it was subsequently aged for 25 months.

Finally, this red wine from La Rioja was bottled and aged for another 22 months before being released onto the market.

Pair with game recipes, roasts, casseroles and cured cheese.

Decant 1 hour before drinking, at the very least.

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Additional Information

The red wine Culmen Reserva is deep ruby with some violet reflections.  


Impressively complex and nuanced, this blend of Tempranillo and Graciano brings loads of damson, boysenberries and bilberries, with a panoply of spices -cinnamon, vanilla, cedar, nutmeg, clove- evolving into black pepper, sandalwood and flowers, with deep mineral and earthy intimations.


Full-bodied and layered, with impressive focus and detail. This wine of Bodegas Lan is balsamic and earthy, with remarkable tannic structure, terrific acidity and a layer of forest berries underscored by some tobacco, leather and fresh herbs, all the way to a very long, gently mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Culmen Reserva 2017 is an absolutely first-rate Rioja. Truly world-class.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 25
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides J. Suckling 94.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 89%, Graciano 11%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Alone, Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Exciting new-style Rioja
Well-balanced, with good complexity and balance. This is fresher than your typical Rioja that leaves a very pleasant aftertaste.
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