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 303

  • GARDEN Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 8, 2019 - The wine remains in its mature phase and is drinking well. Having said that, this was another bottle where the cork broke during extraction...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VoVo Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 7, 2019 - Delicious! This is an amazing bargain! It is showing tertiary characteristics in ways that are interesting and drinkable. We loved it!

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

    September 27, 2019 - Warm brick red, a little sign of browning now.

    Much more tertiary than a few years ago, when the fruit was more dominant. Now classic mature Rioja - oak, vanilla, leather, cigarbox, with spice and some fruit too. Tannins still just there in the background.

    Went very well with grilled lamb. Second last bottle, probably got another few years left in it particularly if you like mature Rioja. A good and well priced example.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • sjecrawford Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 17, 2019 - Drinking beautifully. There’s still a core of sweet red fruit and that’s overlaid with soft spice and a little leather. Lovely balanced acidity and tannins now relatively soft - went well with the goats cheese and caramelised onion pizza. Having reviewed some of the other comments I noted with interest that my cork also broke in two. No hurry to drink this one and there is no doubt more tertiary character to develop.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • chrisdgsmith Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 11, 2019 - I've been a fan of Ardanza for many years and this wine certainly didn't disappoint. A gorgeous fusion of vanilla and red summer fruits. Wonderful balance and intensity, it almost kids you into thinking its sweet, such is the quality of the fruit. But there's just the right structure there, hanging in the background, unobtrusively lending the wine its frame. Beautiful. No rush but raedy now.

    5 people 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 52 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,797 (48%)
  • Consumed 2,994 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  192 votes

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