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

  • chbeaumont wrote: 92 points

    November 10, 2013 - Continues to progress at a snails pace. The weight & presence to accompany roast leg of lamb, lovely texture. Can be enjoyed now but potential room to improve.

    3 people found this helpful 9,142 views


  • Harley1199 commented:

    11/13/13, 1:19 AM - Agreed ChBeaumont.
    That's the spirit...way to go and nothing great but a good bottle of wine.

  • wadrian57 commented:

    11/13/13, 1:11 PM - Did you decant and if so how long did you give it to breath? I only have one bottle of the 2001 left and want to enjoy it at its very best!

  • chbeaumont commented:

    11/15/13, 1:52 PM - Didn't decant, but pulled the cork a couple of hours beforehand.

  • Herschel Krustofski commented:

    11/28/13, 5:26 PM - I would recommend a 60-90 minutes decant (see my note from March 31). My experience is that now, it's really necessary. Best results in the second and third hour.

  • Harley1199 commented:

    11/29/13, 12:47 AM - Interesting. Perhaps those bottles just need to stabilise a little more and obviously decanting is a good process in order to
    Could help to understand what some call bottle variation.
    Traveling crossing the ocean and the coast to coast, nothing good for wine.

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