Red

1985 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2002 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • SimonG wrote: 88 points

    August 21, 2019 - Travel to the restaurant has done this no favours. Very fine, muddy sediment disseminated through each glass give this a subdued and muddy character. Very coffee ground and mocha on the nose. As the sediment settles slightly, though not fully, in the glass the fruit starts to show a little more brightly. Good acidity as one would expect. Overall, a muted experience though still plenty of wine here, just not as stellar as it could have been. Matches the grouse well though. ***

  • Bobhelge wrote: 91 points

    July 11, 2019 - Wines of San Sebastian; 7/9/2019-7/11/2019: Still with a bit of grip and life back. Dried fruit and decomposed wood. Lively on the palate. This one should be drank now if you don’t have a wine cellar with excellent conditions.

  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    December 3, 2015 - 3rd LRA Tasting Event of the Q4 (Enoteca Barolo - Madrid): Cloudy. Reduced aromas of horse guard and little apple.
    With time iodized notes and red berries .
    Elegance and parsimony nose, a very slow delivery.
    On the palate with great acidity and good body still for a 30 years old wine. Overall a deli full of reminiscent of what a truly Ardanza should represent. Respect.

    Turbio. Reducido con aromas a cuadra y manzanita.
    Con tiempo notas yodadas y de frutillos rojos.
    Elegancia y parsimonia en nariz, una entrega muy lenta.
    En boca con mucha acidez todavía y bastante cuerpo para un vino de treinta años. Ante todo muy rica y recordando lo que un Ardanza debería representar. Un respeto.

  • AV2012 wrote: 87 points

    September 15, 2015 - Vina Ardanza vertical: Rounder, softer than '82, some fruits, salty meat, a flowery element on the nose. Quite a decent old Rioja, but not that special on the grand scheme of things.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 2, 2015 - The nose was simply gorgeous with depths of plum and crushed cherry fruit, dark spice tones, dried flowers and hints of undergrowth. It was enveloping on the palate with silky textures giving way to black cherry, orange peel and herbal tea. The finish was long, lingering on blackberry, dried strawberry, and hints of citrus with a bitter twang. This is perfectly aged and a testament to Vina Ardanza’s ability to age.

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    5/25/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • 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 Code 890841002031

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  • In Cellars 32 (65%)
  • Consumed 17 (35%)

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