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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012

Viña Ardanza Reserva

2012
Rioja (Spain)
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PARKER
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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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£22.06

/ 0.75 L btl

Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

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.

Food pairing

Roasts / Grills / Cured cheeses / Small game

Vineyard

  • Vine age:30 years
  • Climate:Atlantic
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:Between 30 and 36 months
  • Barrel age:Semi-new
  • Type of wood:American oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Tobacco / Vanilla / Nutmeg / Toffee / Cassis / Black pepper
  • Mouth:Balanced / Flavoursome / Elegant tannins / Fresh on entry

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 17ºC and 18ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting isn't required

Customer reviews

4.6/5
154 reviews
5 stars
107
4 stars
41
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
2
by: Duarte (15 Mar) - Vintage 2012

Great value for price!

Very good wine that will make you wonder how is it possible to be in that price range!

by: Tony T (4 Jan) - Vintage 2012

A Thing of Beauty

I had a bottle of the 2009 on New Years Day and I will never, ever forget it. Needed quite a long decant to reach its best. Not cheap but was it worth it? You betcha! 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness.'

by: Guy Jones (19/10/2020) - Vintage 2012

Excellent!

Having tried one bottle I immediately ordered another case of 12....so yes I love this wine. Great quality and at a good price.

by: Mike (13 Mar) - Vintage 2012

Rioja

Un vino rosso tendente al granato, profuma di amarene e spezie dolci. Al palato è delizioso, morbido e fine. Una bottiglia non basta

by: Vincenzo (11 Mar) - Vintage 2012

Una conferma

Uno dei vini con il miglior rapporto qualità prezzo. Una conferma che merita di essere ulteriormente approfondita.

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