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Solar de Líbano Reserva 2009

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Solar de Líbano Reserva 2009


  • Reserva. 24 Months in American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5


Enterwine Score 91
Media rating 91

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Solar de Líbano Reserva is a red wine made from a blend of 98% Tempranillo, completed with 2% of Graciano and Grenache, all coming from estate vineyards owned by the Castillo de Sajazarra winery in Rioja.

Vinified in a traditional manner, the wine was aged for two years in American oak barrels.

Interestingly, though, during the first year Solar de Líbano Reserva 2009 was aged in new oak barrels, while in the second year, with the aim of not suffocating the wine with oak flavours, it was transferred into 4th year barrels.

Once the ageing period was completed, this red wine from Rioja spent another 3 months in big vats to harmonize its components. Finally, the wine was aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.

Additional Information


Clean, bright, medium garnet robe with a violet rim.


This Spanish red wine is deep and expressive, showing notes of ripe fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, and noticeable remembrances of toast, dry fruits and smoke. Some dim herbal touches, along with liquorice and hints of honey.


Well-balanced and wisely chiseled by time, with a palate defined by notes red fruit and exotic spices. Good acidity, a slight touch of alcohol and ripe tannins. Long finish with some spicy remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Solar de Líbano Reserva 2009 is an excellent value that will delight the Classic Rioja lovers.


Solar de Líbano Reserva 2008;

Peñín 89.

Year 2009
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety “Tempranillo”:”96” “Garnacha Tinta”:"2" “Graciano”:"2"
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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