Red Wine Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 Magnum

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo & Grenache aged for 36 months in American oak barrels.
Reserva. 36 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 1,5 l
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Tempranillo,
Wineries: La Rioja Alta
P 94/94+ ñ 95 93 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

We present you the 2016 vintage of Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum, produced by bodega La Rioja Alta.

A blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, this Spanish red wine is made from over 30-year-old vines located over 500 metres above sea level in the heart of DOCa Rioja. The Rioja Regulatory Board qualified the 2016 vintage as "Very Good."

Harvested in 15-kg. boxes during the second half of October, the grapes were selected and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, the Tempranillo was aged for 36 months in 4th year American oak barrels, during which process it was racked six times. As for the Grenache, it was aged for 30 months in 2nd and 3rd year American oak barrels, with five rackings.

Finally, Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 Magnum was bottled in June 2020 and aged for a further months in the cellar prior to its release.

It is advisable to aerate this Reserva red wine from La Rioja at least 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum is medium ruby with a brick red rim.


This blend of Tempranillo and Grenache exhibits some mature, dreamy, elegant aromas of balsam, Havanna cigars, cocoa, cedar, leather, black fruit and Eastern spices. A wonderfully evocative, typical Rioja nose.


Balanced and refined, this red wine of bodega La Rioja Alta has a lively character and a delicious passage through the palate. Red berries, black pepper, toast, Moroccan leather, spices, menthol and black truffles. Smooth tannins and a long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

The delightful Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 Magnum is a wonderful wine and an all-time Rioja classic.


Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015 Magnum:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Guía Peñin 94. J. Suckling 96. T. Atkin 94.

Viña Ardanza Reserva 2012 Magnum:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 93. J. Suckling 95. T. Atkin 93. Decanter 94.

Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum 2009:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum 2008:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 94.

Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum 2007:

Parker 94. Peñín 93. Enterwine 92. Best Wine from Rioja-Wines from Spain Awards 2015 (UK).

Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum 2005:

Parker 94, Tanzer 92, Wine Spectator 92.

Viña Ardanza Reserva Magnum 2004:

Parker 93. Peñín 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 1,5 l
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Parker's Score 94/94+
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 94
Other guides J. Suckling 95. Guía Proensa 95.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 20%.
Pairings Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
magnum ardanza
Happiness embottled. That's what this wine is. Raw, wild drinking pleasure.
Review by (Posted on 1 August 2018)
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