La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1701 ratings
9.1139 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
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Spencer T. Hess

2004 Ardanza magnum

2004 Ardanza magnum

Apr 7th, 2018
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.4

Always(!!) happy to have a sip of wine from this bodega. Super savory 2004...bliss. #Rioja

Always(!!) happy to have a sip of wine from this bodega. Super savory 2004...bliss. #Rioja

9 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 2014
Christanna Honer

had this a couple times & find the '04 seems to be very new world-esque. ripe black fruit: cherry, currant and raspberry, as well as an aroma I'll unabashedly call vanilla Dutch masters. Light w/ a creamy, round palate, which is surprisingly more Rioja-like than the nose.

had this a couple times & find the '04 seems to be very new world-esque. ripe black fruit: cherry, currant and raspberry, as well as an aroma I'll unabashedly call vanilla Dutch masters. Light w/ a creamy, round palate, which is surprisingly more Rioja-like than the nose.

2 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

17/20 (92/100)

Цвет рубиновый, умеренно полный. Сначала животинка и кожа, затем спелая сладкая вишня, потом кожа, чуть сладковато, ваниль, замша. Тело умеренно плотное, танины умеренные, чуть суховатые, не вполне готовые. Вкус полный, ягоды, кожа. Довольно высокая кислотность. Послевкусие суховатое, долгое.

17/20 (92/100)

Цвет рубиновый, умеренно полный. Сначала животинка и кожа, затем спелая сладкая вишня, потом кожа, чуть сладковато, ваниль, замша. Тело умеренно плотное, танины умеренные, чуть суховатые, не вполне готовые. Вкус полный, ягоды, кожа. Довольно высокая кислотность. Послевкусие суховатое, долгое.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Brian Donegan

2004

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Spencer T. Hess

2004 ardanza

2004 ardanza

Dec 18th, 2016
Christanna Honer

2004--if you can find in 375, drink up, it's hittin' the spot!

2004--if you can find in 375, drink up, it's hittin' the spot!

Aug 6th, 2015
Chris MacLean

This 04 was corked, thus depriving us of a side-by-side comparison with the 05.

This 04 was corked, thus depriving us of a side-by-side comparison with the 05.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Phaedra Brucato

Yes to plush leather tobacco dried herbs and leaves

Yes to plush leather tobacco dried herbs and leaves

Jun 1st, 2015
Charlie Evans

Classic Rioja from a nice vintage

Classic Rioja from a nice vintage

May 30th, 2015