Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 906

  • Nothung Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 23, 2021 - As always, a beautiful expression of Rioja. Opened for 4 hours, then decanted an hour, which was about right. A bit more wouldn’t have hurt. Wine has plenty of years ahead of it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • lozatron Likes this wine:

    October 16, 2021 - "Running" Club Rich Man / Poor Man dinner (The leafy West London suburbs): Woof! "I'm going to stop drinking through these so fast" he said. "They're going to run out before long" he said. And yet - so hard to stop drinking these. Reliably wonderful. Deep expressive nose - just a hint maybe of undergrowth. On the palate - the oak is clearly there, some high toned red fruit notes, but all so well integrated. If Carlsberg made wine... My #1 wine of the night.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Klugi Wine Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 21, 2021 - Excellent Rioja with a bouquet of vanilla from the american oak, tobacco, spices and blackberries. The palate is smooth, but not very evolved. Since I had a few bottles over the last decade, it's quite interesting that this wine develops quite slowly. I don't see this to change over the next decade.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • lozatron Likes this wine:

    September 21, 2021 - BWC X1 Dinner - Hawksmoor: Double decanted just before lunch. Best bottle of these I've had - so balanced, so refined, and somehow the oak just felt a little better integrated than the last bottle. No rush for these but in a really good place just now. 2nd WOTN for me.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rossi.wine wrote: 93 points

    September 16, 2021 - Tasted next to 2005/2009/2010 Ardanza and 2001 904. Excellent bottle. Notes of spices, tobacco, red fruit, orange peel, hint of vanilla. Soft and generous on the palate, good acidity. Complex, mellow and long. 92-94

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Sarah Jane Evans MW
    La Rioja Alta Masterclass, 2/29/2020 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial, Rioja, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    5/25/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/24/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    5/4/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/7/2011 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2010, IWC Issue #152 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2012 (link) 92 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial) Bricking dark red violet color; appealing, dried berry, fruitcake, baked black fruit, licorice nose; mature, silky textured, baked berry, baked plum, prune, licorice palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/2/2011 (link) 89 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial) Mature, plum, dill, oak nose; mature, light-medium bodied, plum, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8413529821087, 8413529822084, 890841002031

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 94 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,689 (45%)
  • Consumed 8,163 (55%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Lamb, Paella, Aged Gouda, charcuterie, could be longer. Time to drink., creative edge caterers, ei tarvi mitään, Elegant, garlic bread

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  293 votes

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