La Rioja Alta, Rioja Rioja Reserva Especial Vina Ardanza, 2012

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Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 94
"Garnacha is an important component in the 2012 Viña Ardanza Reserva, where it represents 20% of the blend (the rest is, of course, Tempranillo). 2011 was a difficult vintage for Garnacha, so Viña Ardanza was not produced that year and they jumped from 2010, which had the mention "Selección Especial," to 2012, where it returns to the regular Reserva. The wine is a prototype of polished and aged Rioja with a ruby color with some orange and a developed nose with subtle aromas of decayed leaves, sweet spices and some cherries in liqueur even, quite complex and harmonious. The palate is velvety but rich, with resolved tannins and a fine chalky mouthfeel, sleek and elegant, terribly balanced. The flavors are pure and defined, and there is an overall sense of harmony that I like very much. Brilliant Ardanza!" -Robert Parker

Decanter

D 94
"Warming, nutty, complex Rioja with layers of fruit and a softness of dark cherry fruit on the palate. Has soft tannins and is elegantly poised, with a long, savory finish."

Details

  • Country

    Spain

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Grape Variety

    Grenache , Red Blend , Tempranillo

  • Vintage

    2012

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Rich , Spicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied