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2004 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva (half bottle)
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2013

(80% tempranillo and 20% garnacha):  Vivid ruby-red.  Suave, spicy red fruit preserve and potpourri scents are complicated by notes of vanilla, licorice and mocha.  Sappy, focused and energetic, offering sweet raspberry and cherry-cola flavors that are given lift by juicy acidity.  Impressively pure and penetrating on the finish, which leaves floral pastille and smoky mineral notes behind.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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