2015 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A., Rioja Wine Region, Spain

Tempranillo, Drinking Now 2030

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Double Magnum 300cl

Single bottle£148.72

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£26.88

Case of 12 £322.54

Tasting Notes

An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black raspberry, cherry cola, potpourri, tobacco and exotic spices, plus a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red and blue fruit, spicecake, mocha and coconut flavors that firm up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with resonating florality, gently chewy tannins and lingering oak spice notes.
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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Rioja Wine Region, Spain

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"The 2015 offers seductive red fruits – wild strawberries, red cherries, plums and currants – all balanced by the judicious use of fragrant, vanilla-driven oak. There are also subtle notes of coffee, chocolate and forest floor, teased out with time in the glass. Many of La Rioja Alta’s wines are made with ageing in mind, but the Arana is the...

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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