By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
Faithful as ever, this latest release of Señor de Lesmos Reserva is dee-licious: spicy on the nose, it is also more high toned aromatically and on the palate, with fresh and dried red fruits taking the lead. Non fruit notes of sandalwood and subtle wood smoke combine with the fruit on the palate, though at 12 years young this wine shows a bright and vivacious quality which I absolutely love. While it´s not the blockbuster Reserva that they produced in 2001, or the structured, slightly rustic and wild ride of 2005, I quite like this 2006, perhaps the most refined and fresh reserva I have tasted from Casa Juan. Finally, I´ve mentioned it before but it bears repeating here: if it´s value and ageability you´re after, Señor de Lesmos produces my picks for the best value ageworthy red wines in all Spain.