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La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja
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Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) It has a very enticing bouquet with dark cherry, Christmas cake, dried fig and espresso with fine delineation and bags of exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, underpinned by a keen citric thread that cuts through the licorice-tinged, dark berry and allspice-tinged fruit with style. It is simply delicious on the bittersweet finish.

(2004 Vintage) Clean, bright dark-cherry red of medium depth with a pink rim. Notably expressive nose with spicy notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cloves and fine wood aromas against a background of ripe dark fruit. It is a wellstructured, balanced wine with a lively, enticing freshness that combines with polished tannins to fill the mouth with pleasurable sensations. Long aftertaste, marked by the subtlety of a brand whose traditional elegance, complexity and aromatic power are particularly enriched in this vintage. An excellent wine to accompany charcoal-grilled meat, roasts, small game, medium-aged cheeses, Iberian cured sausages, etc.

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    drank with MJ, Africa and Jose Luis en Jerez June 2013 Nice fish lunch Excellent we all thought Dry, mid body, woody, but lots of fruit flavors

    almost 4 years
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    94 rating. Beautiful and robust. Anise and sour cherry. Then woodiness/cedar. Outstanding value.

    almost 3 years
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    Luis F. Escovar A.

    Excelente Vino, Buen Cuerpo, Aroma y Sabor Agradable, Suave y Sedoso

    over 2 years
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    La Rioja alta vina ardanza reserva 2004

    about 3 years
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    Dry And very Good with stron cheeses

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/07/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 92 on Apr-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/94