La Rioja Alta’s Vina Ardanza 2016 | New Release

La Rioja Alta's Viña Ardanza 2016 is a benchmark wine and a firm favourite of the Goedhuis team. With 6 years' ageing, this delicious wine is ready to be enjoyed now. Even though it is labelled as a ‘Reserva’, it is a ‘Gran Reserva’ in all but name, as it passes all the ageing requirements. Josh Reynolds of The Wine Advocate notes: Solid value is the rule here, from top to bottom. The entry-level wines are among Rioja’s best values”. We could not agree more at £119.00 per six bottles IB, this new release offers exceptional value.

2016 Viña Ardanza Reserva La Rioja Alta - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2022 - 2030
  • La Rioja Alta
  • 6x75cl
  • Rioja, Spain__Portugal
  • Available Later
Pricing
£119.00 In Bond £158.87 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Wine Advocate, October 2022, Score: 94+

    The 2016 Viña Ardanza Reserva was produced with 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha that matured in used American oak barrels for three years, where it was hand-racked from barrel to barrel six times in the case of Tempranillo and five times for the Garnacha, as it had a slightly shorter élevage of 30 months. Against all odds, I found the 2016 to be fresher than the 2015 and less developed, despite the fact that winemaker Julio Sáenz told me he considers it a warmer year. But I have found many wines I like in 2016, and the wine feels very clean and quite harmonious, younger and less developed, with more primary notes and a velvety mouthfeel. 600,000 bottles produced. The wine was bottled in June 2020. Drink 2022-2032.

  • James Suckling, October 2022, Score: 95

    Savory and complex with dried orange peel, cedar and plenty of sweet spices, walnuts, caramel, dried mushrooms and pine needles. Shows maturity here, with a medium body and superb freshness. Incredibly long finish with lots of truffle and walnut. Lasts over a minute. Very complete now, but you can still hold it.

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Pricing

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Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.