Viña Ardanza Reserva: new release, and older vintages


Twenty quid doesn't usually go far in the world of fine wine, but one of the world's finest riojas can be bought for exactly that price. Viña Ardanza Reserva from La Rioja Alta is no secret, and its reputation preceeds it, yet its price remains entirely affordable – especially compared with equivalent-scoring reds from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, California, Australia et al. Our tasting notes for this cuvée are consistently enthusiastic, as were mine when tasting a mini-vertical of the wine in May this year, on the occasion of the release of the latest vintage. 

La Rioja Alta was founded in...