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Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial

2010
Rioja (Spain)
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PARKER
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SUCKLING
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PEÑÍN

In 1942 and under the presidency of Don Leandro Ardanza, the trademark was registered that has broug...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Rioja (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2010

Review

In 1942 and under the presidency of Don Leandro Ardanza, the trademark was registered that has brought the winery the greatest fame: Viña Ardanza. Its most well-known brand and a wine which has continued to evolve over the years without losing any of its eminently famous characteristics.

A very fruit-forward wine, a Tempranillo and Garnacha blend, with an elegant and intense bouquet and a long aftertaste resulting from its three years spent ageing in American oak and its lengthy stay in bottle. A wine appreciated by essentially all palates, the wine which triumphs as the outright winner for grand celebrations.

Roasts / Grills / Cured cheeses / Small game

  • Vine age:30 years
  • Climate:Atlantic
  • Yields:Low yields
  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:Between 30 and 36 months
  • Barrel age:Semi-new
  • Type of wood:American oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Tobacco / Vanilla / Nutmeg / Toffee / Cassis / Black pepper
  • Mouth:Balanced / Flavoursome / Elegant tannins / Fresh on entry
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 17ºC and 18ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting isn't required

Customer reviews

4.7/5
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by: Alistair McPhail (31 Jul) - Vintage 2010

Rioja heaven

My favourite Rioja. Even better the longer you allow it to breathe

by: OMR (13 Jul) - Vintage 2010

Great Wine

This is a great drop, whichever way you look at it. It’s not too pricey, especially for the punch it delivers.

by: Robwily (18 Jun) - Vintage 2010

A fine example of good Rioja

I have been drinking Rioja since the 1980's and have always been a keen follower of Bodegas Rioja Alta SA, This example of Vina Ardanza is one of their flagship wines that I always enjoy, what a treat, best shared with only your closest wine friends!

by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12 Jun) - Vintage 2010

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010

A absolute favorite classic tempranillo oak and blackberries . Superb.

by: Mauricio Bonnett (31 May) - Vintage 2010

Gorgeous wine

A very delicate, Burgundian Ardanza. I felt some recent vintages had been pumped up with artificial muscle (as many "new wave" Riojas sadly are), but this one is the real thing, with Tempranillo speaking with its natural voice. Aromas and flavours of dry strawberries, cherries in liquor, wild blackberries and undergrowth. The acidity is perfect, given the wine incredible freshness for its age and promising more wonders to come. I hope future vintages keep this style. First class.

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 940. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of today. In short, great...