Soy de España — Enchanting 2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial, Rioja, Spain

Soy de España — I’m from Spain, says the wine…Well, the complete names are 2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial, Rioja DOCa, Spain. This wine arrived a few days ago from London, now sitting calmly in my office. “Resistance is futile!” And it’s been proven from the above picture of the empty bottle. The urge to uncork one was instantaneous when I laid my hands on the sealed boxes. The bottles of 2001 Viña Ardanza Reserva are individually bubble wrapped, a welcome approach since they had to travel far in carton boxes. “94 Parker Points”, the large red title on the extra label seemed to penetrate the bubble wrap, eagerly catching any attention around the… Read More

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