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La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza, Rioja Reserva Especial 2001 (magnum)

Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain

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La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza, Rioja Reserva Especial 2001 (magnum)

Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain

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Grape Varietes: Tempranillo, Graciano Wine Style: Savoury Reds Optimum Drinking: 2019-2030 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103236 Alcohol: 12.5% Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Good capsule, badly bin-soiled label.
Estate Notes

Viña Ardanza, Rioja Reserva Especial 2001 (magnum) is crafted from fruit largely sourced from the Viña Ardanza estate in Fuenmayor and other Rioja Alta vineyards. This complex, evocative and aromatic style Rioja was aged in American oak for over three years.

La Rioja Alta was established in 1890 in the town of Haro and comprises 450 hectares of vineyards predominantly planted with Tempranillo, as well as Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha.

The estate produces some of the finest Rioja on the market: complex and refined, yet intense and redolent of its terroir. La Rioja Alta uses American rather than French oak and the wood is cured for two years outdoors before being shaped and hammered into barrels at their own cooperage.

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Reviews

"...natural bouquet of bright red cherries, balsamic, mint and a touch of dried honey all with superb delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful delineation and supple, lithe tannins. The acidity is very well judged and it leads to a pert, tense finish of bitter cherry, loganberry and licorice. This is an outstanding wine drinking perfectly now, but it should age effortlessly." Neil Martin

"Sexy, intensely perfumed bouquet of ripe raspberry and cherry with suggestions of potpourri, sandalwood and vanilla. Shows more power and darker fruits on the palate, picking up a touch of singed plum that adds a serious quality to the sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors without costing the wine any of its vibrancy. The long, sweet finish hangs on with very good tenacity." Josh Raynolds

"La Rioja Alta was founded in 1890 in Haro, the capital of Rioja Alta, in close proximity to Lopez de Heredia and Marques de Riscal. The Bodega’s wines are all blends, there are no single vineyard wines, and all of the wines are produced from estate-grown grapes. During my visit in May, 2010, I had the opportunity to taste verticals of 2 of La Rioja Alta’s wines, Vina Ardanza Reserva and Gran Reserva 904. Vina Ardanza’s wines are labeled Reserva with three exceptions. In what La Rioja Alta considers the greatest years (there have been three to date, 2001, 1973, and 1964) the wine is called Reserva Especial. There are usually four vintages a decade of La Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904. It is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Graciano and aged for 5 years in barrel and 5 years in bottle prior to release." eRobertParker.com