2009 Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza, La Rioja Alta

Polished and complete, the 2009 Viña Ardanza is another stunning iteration from La Rioja Alta. Dried red fruits, spice and herbs knit together with soft tannins and fresh acidity, to create flavours that last and last.

Critic score
93/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Spain
  • Grape
    80% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    20% Grenache/Garnacha
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2009 Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza, La Rioja Alta

TASTING NOTES

It was initially closed, shy and serious, riper and a little darker than the 2008 but still very balanced, serious and harmonious. The palate combines power with elegance, with some tannins, focused flavors, some chalky texture and a rustic touch that gives it character.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (February 2018)
93+/100

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