La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza Reserva 2007
A muscular and complex Rioja with brooding dark fruit and cherry aromas and a distinctive smoky and spicy nose. Vanilla mingles with mace, cinnamon and lifted herbal notes of thyme on the palate, backed up with forest fruits, dark chocolate and a gentle, soft tannic structure.
Taster: Alistair Cooper
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