La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016
|Brand||La Rioja Alta|
Intense garnet red color, with clean border. The nose stands out for its great aromatic intensity, with spicy and balsamic notes of licorice, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper, wrapping a subtle memory of ripe red fruits: liqueur cherry and raspberry jam. Its mouth is very balanced, fresh, with a wide range of flavors and soft and round tannins, which give way to a spicy and balsamic final aftertaste.
An intriguing red, with steeped raspberry, balsamico, dried black cherry, iron and iodine aromas and flavors. Silky on the palate and finely knit, this is a rich, medium-bodied red that offers supple tannins. A lovely example of Rioja in a more traditional style, this should open well in the decanter or with time in the cellar. Tempranillo and Garnacha. Best from 2025 through 2033. 50,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported.