Christopher Deas, IWM: “Tasted 20+ times and have said it 20+ times, what other wine delivers so much with old world charm that can appease the Spaniard, Burghead, Rhoñe Ranger, and Claret enthusiast at under $50? This is a collector wine for all enthusiasts, at every level! I have been preaching the classic 2010 vintage since the release of the Remelluri Gran Reserva, there is an extra layer of terruño and mineraliy that comes out in the wines I had the opportunity to sit down with winemaker Julio Saenz, who echoed this opinion. For Julio, in particular, he has not been this excited about a vintage since his inaugural 2001 release, as for the estate, they have not been this excited since the 1964. Appropriately enough, the Viña Ardanza has only been bottled as a Reserva Selección Especial in 1964 and 2001, as well as 1973 – just four times in 125+ years. For us, it is undoubtedly the finest expression since the 2004 and 2005 and is one of those rare wines that capt
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