An exploration of wine

16. Bodegas Lan Domaine de Lan, Rioja Reserva, 1978

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Lan Rioja 1978

£4.99; 12%

Yet to find a better bargain. Not the greatest Rioja – but for <£5 it certainly is. Very oaky so needs to breathe for ½ hour, then blackberry on the nose with rich oaky flavour. Bought in Feb ’99 by the way… Identified noticeable apple / sherry (Manzanilla) aromas as well, and creaminess on the finish on the tongue.

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