Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 295

  • Martin_G wrote: 90 points

    June 22, 2019 - This bottle was much more advanced in its evolution. Oak fairly integrated, smooth and creamy. Rather hard to pick out specific notes. Very fine, only lacking some fruit to be truly exceptional.... drink now, Id say.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    June 22, 2019 - From a wide open vintage a classic Ardanza offering what you expected: aromas of thyme and rosemary mixed with strawberries soaked in cream plus a sandalwood touch. Well defined and quite elegant. On the palate already has a watery texture followed by a sharp, salivating acidity which undoubtedly gives length and a more serious structure. That's why some prefer this rather than 2004, wine that is still in its case in my cellar. Pretty different they are indeed.
    Overall a lovely Rioja ready to match food.

    De una cosecha abierta, un Ardanza clásico que ofrece lo que esperaba: aromas de tomillo y romero mezclados con fresas empapadas en crema y un toque de sándalo. Bien definido y bastante elegante. En boca ya tiene una textura acuosa seguida de una acidez aguda y salivante que sin duda le da longitud y una estructura más seria. Es por eso que algunos prefieren esto antes que el 2004, un vino que todavía está en su caja en mi bodega. De hecho son bastante diferentes.
    Ante todo, un Rioja seductor listo para acompañar comida.

    7 people found this helpful Comments (6)
  • tooby2 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 14, 2019 - Christmas in a glass. Strawberry, clove, cinnamon, soft tannins. Perfect now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • andtheodor wrote: 91 points

    May 4, 2019 - With a bit of air I think this is almost in the zone. Classic cherry, tobacco, leather, modest oak now. Guzzled with grilled pork pintxos.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • GoBlue2002 wrote: 89 points

    May 1, 2019 - Consumed by Marianne from 375 ml.
    Lots of earth, leather, and spice on nose and palate. Not much fruit left here. Paired well w/steak, but not great by itself. Typical old world flavor profile.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2016 (link) 93 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva) Medium, bricking, dark red violet color; lifted, complex, licorice, berry, black fruit nose; medium bodied, complex, licorice, black cherry, tart berry palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha; 13.5% alcohol) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Ardanza Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 3521211309203, 8413529821087, 890841002031, 890841002048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 50 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,880 (50%)
  • Consumed 2,882 (50%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, Beef and lamb dishes, Blue cheese, boeuf, braisés, Cordero al Horno, Cottage Pie, gibier, grilled lamb, Ham

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97% Like It  188 votes

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