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.
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.
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
94 rating. Beautiful and robust. Anise and sour cherry. Then woodiness/cedar. Outstanding value.
- Luis F. Escovar A.
Excelente Vino, Buen Cuerpo, Aroma y Sabor Agradable, Suave y Sedoso
La Rioja alta vina ardanza reserva 2004
Dry And very Good with stron cheeses
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