Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2007 Reserva is aged for 20 months in new oak, which is carried well on the mulberry and dark plum-scented bouquet. The palate is finely balanced with caressing, very plush, rounded tannins and a sorbet-like freshness towards the finish. This is a commercially savvy, nigh irresistible Rioja. Drink now-2016. ” (Aug 2012)
The Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva is produced exclusively from estate vineyards in Mendavia. Gravel soils, southeast exposures, and the cooling of the Mediterranean sun combine to produce a wine of great power and structure.