2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja

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Community Tasting Note

  • ccn wrote: 85 points

    March 10, 2012 - Noticeably brown around the edges. Not enough fruit to support the wood -- this tastes like it's well on its decline. Given other reviews, possibly a bad bottle? Note that we did not decant and only tasted it over 2-3 hours so perhaps it required more airing; but I don't think there's enough fruit left for this to age.


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  • Befloyd commented:

    3/10/12, 12:53 PM - Yes it is quite oaky in the beginning but I decanted the whole bottle in a decanter for two hours and the oak blew off and the fruit really came alive. If you have another bottle try it. Hope it helps.

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