2012 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva
Tempranillo - 750ML
2012 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva
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  • DC 97
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • JG 93

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DC 97
Decanter,
Classic nose with savoury character over a sweet spices background with elegant cigar box notes. Quite mouth watering with a full body and chewy mid-palate.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2019
Brambleberries, licorice, dried blueberries, cedar, tobacco, smoke, vanilla, dried citrus and even a hint of grapefruit. The lazer-sharp acidity evinces a real sense of purity, and the tannins are really edgy and...   Brambleberries, licorice, dried blueberries, cedar, tobacco, smoke, vanilla, dried citrus and even a hint of grapefruit. The lazer-sharp acidity evinces a real sense of purity, and the tannins are really edgy and structured. Full-bodied but very elegant and stylish. The finish goes on and on, thanks to the shimmering acidity. Beautiful now, but better in 2024.  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, October 2020
Dry oak aromas are the greeting, and this smells earthy and cheesy in a classical way; along with that, this offers ripe scents of raisiny berry fruits and vanilla. A full palate is rich while holding on to its balance...   Dry oak aromas are the greeting, and this smells earthy and cheesy in a classical way; along with that, this offers ripe scents of raisiny berry fruits and vanilla. A full palate is rich while holding on to its balance. Flavors of balsamic plum, berry fruits and tobacco finish bold more than fine and elegant. Drink through 2032. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER  
JG 93
View From The Cellar, September 2019
This is the first vintage of Viña Arana Gran Reserva that I can ever recall having tasted, as most of my experience with this cuvée has been at the Reserva level. The bouquet here is still youthful and has loads more...   This is the first vintage of Viña Arana Gran Reserva that I can ever recall having tasted, as most of my experience with this cuvée has been at the Reserva level. The bouquet here is still youthful and has loads more complexity to offer with bottle age, but it is utterly classical in profile and is awfully easy already to fall in love with, as it offers up scents of red and black raspberries, cigar wrapper, Rioja spices, a fine base of soil and a lovely foundation of toasted coconut American oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, velvety on the attack and rock solid at the core, with ripe, seamless tannins, tangy acids and great focus and grip on the long, nascently complex and beautifully balanced finish. This is the finest example of Viña Arana that I have ever tasted! It is tasty now, but still a puppy and will be far better five to ten years down the road.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML