Red Wine Arzuaga Reserva 2018

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 30 months in French oak barrels.
Reserva. 30 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tinto Fino,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This remarkable Spanish red wine is produced by Bodega Arzuaga Navarro, a winery founded in the mid 90s in DO Ribera del Duero.

The main ingredient of Arzuaga Reserva is Tinto Fino, nuanced by small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grapes were mostly sourced from almost centenary vines planted in clay-limestone soils at 900 metres above sea level. The blend also includes a small amount of Tinto Fino grapes coming from young vineyards scattered across the province of Valladolid.

Harvested by hand and carefully selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were partially destemmed, cold-macerated and slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Arzuaga Reserva 2018 was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 30 months.

Decant this red wine from Ribera del Duero 1 hour before drinking.

Pair this reserva red wine with hearty meat recipes, particularly game dishes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Arzuaga Reserva is medium purple with a crimson rim.


This blend of Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot needs some time to open up, after which it conveys a deep sense of terroir, nicely balanced by the ageing notes. Understated aromas of spices, flowers, toast and Havanna cigars, underlying a solid core of black fruit, balsam and dry earth.


This wine from Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro is serious and dignified, with a smooth body and a crisp, stimulating acidity. Characterstic and very well-defined, with layers of blackcurrants and blackberries, some balsamic and scrubland remembrances and a long, deeply mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

One of Ribera del Duero's modern classics, Arzuaga Reserva 2018 is a wine born to be paired with substantial meat dishes, particularly game.


Arzuaga Reserva 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Arzuaga Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Arzuaga Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 90. La Guía de los Vinos Gourmet 96. Peñín 92. Parker 90. Andreas Larsson 90. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018 - Silver Medal.

Arzuaga Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Guía Gourmets 95. Silver Medal - Tempranillos al Mundo.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 30
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides T. Atkin 94. Decanter WWA 2022: Platinum Medal & 97 points.
Name of Award Silver Medal Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2022.
Percentage of variety Tinto Fino 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Merlot 1%.
Pairings Blue cheeses, bluefish, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
reserve arzuaga
Absolutely wonderful with game dishes. The palate is earthy and grainy, with a note of chocolate and herbs. Solid wine.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
reserva arzuaga
The old Ribera del Duero. Very deep, with great precision, always that melancholic Ribera note, plus a dense earthy layer and a tip of spices and dark fruit.
Review by (Posted on 9 November 2017)
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