La Rioja Alta

Vina Ardanza Reserva 2012

voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Tempranillo 78%, Garnacha 22%
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2036
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 94–95/100
Suckling: 95/100
Parker: 94/100
Decanter: 94/100
Tim Atkin: 93/100
Galloni: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vina Ardanza Reserva 2012


Lobenberg: Die Reserva stammt aus dem 30 Jahre alten Anwesen Vina Ardanza im Herzen der Rioja Alta. Die Reife erfolgte 36 Monate in amerikanischen Eichenholzfässern, bevor die Reife in der Flasche fortgesetzt wurde. Die Reserva ist schön anzusehen: Mittleres Kirschrot mit leichten Orangetönen am Rand. Die Nase umgibt ein intensiver Duft von wilden Beeren, ein Hauch von Kokos, Zimt, Tabak und Leder. Sehr komplex. Wahnsinns-Struktur am Gaumen mit seidigen Tanninen. Sehr langlebig. 94-95/100


Suckling über: Vina Ardanza Reserva

-- 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. 95/1100


Parker über: Vina Ardanza Reserva

-- Parker: 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. 94/100


Tim Atkin über: Vina Ardanza Reserva

-- Tim Atkin: Produced in what was very much a Mediterranean vintage, this is a nicely evolved, forward Ardanza that's a delight to drink now. Featuring the customary duo of Tempranillo and 22% Garnacha, from the Rioja Alta and Rioja Oriental sub-regions, respectively, it has tobacco and coconut aromas and a core of sweet, spicy summer pudding fruit. 93/100


Galloni über: Vina Ardanza Reserva

-- Galloni: Bright 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. 93/100

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La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta wurde 1877 in Haro gegründet und ist ihrer traditionellen Linie ohne Stilbruch stets treu geblieben. Als wohlverdientes Resultat einer derartigen Qualitätsphilosophie zählt das Haus gestern wie heute zu den renommiertesten der Rioja und ganz Spaniens.