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    Product Details

    Sku 459893
    Country Spain
    Region Rioja
    Appellation Rioja
    Producer La Rioja Alta
    Type Red
    Vintage 2012
    Varietal Tempranillo Blend
    Volume 750ML

    La Rioja Alta Reserva Vina Ardanza 2012 (750ML)

    In Stock — Zachys NY

    Critics

    Wine Advocate Notes
    94 Points, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “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! They produced no less than 600,000 bottles of this wine, which is remarkable. It has been in bottle since March 2016, so it's very approachable but should also age nicely in bottle. Drink or keep.” 10/20
    Vinous Media
    93 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous: “Bight ruby-red. Vibrant, spice- and mineral-accented scents of fresh red fruits, succulent herbs and spicecake are complemented by an emerging floral overtone. Juicy and pliant in the mouth, offering gently sweet raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and rose pastille flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. In an energetic style, showing fine clarity and silky tannins that frame a long, smooth finish.” 04/21
    James Suckling Notes
    95 Points, James Suckling: “Traditional and beautiful in character with plum, balsamic, orange-peel and leather aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy texture and a long, intense aftertaste. Drink or hold.” 11/20
    Decanter Notes
    94 Points, Ronan Sayburn, Decanter: "Warming, nutty, complex Rioja with layers of fruit and a softness of dark cherry fruit on the palate. Soft tannins and elegantly poised with a long, savoury finish." 10/20

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