A. R. Lenoble

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Popped and poured into a porron. The ultimate baller birthday move. The 2010 Rosado pours a rose gold color; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. Some slight signs of sediment in the bottle. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of red cherry, blood orange, grapefruit, apricot, nuts, dried flowers and just a hint of lightly toasted coconut. On the palate, the wine is dry with low tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long with remarkable, creamy texture and substantial (but not overbearing) weight. To my palate, this has hardly aged since my last experience in 2021. If anything, it has only gained in character and significance. World class is every sense of the term. Drink now through 2035. Thank you for the birthday bottle Matt! — 8 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Always great. My favorite Spanish wine, and I’ve reviewed it quite a few times. Great acidity, elegance, and oak integration with savory character and subtle fruit, wild berries, tomato, tobacco, herbal and floral. — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, rest Graciano and Mazuelo, aged 5 years in American oak, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe jammy fruits, spice and tobacco notes, resulting from a warm dry growing season. On the palate flavors of ripe plum, blueberry and ripe cherry with spice, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine big rustic tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and leather notes. Nice! — 4 months ago

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Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2015

En Magnum. A rare treat. Ethereal body and elevated mid-palate. Feminine, if that’s possible. Wow. — 24 days ago

Brendan, Peter and 11 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

Mary H
9.5

A wine of astounding complexity, a shape-shifter. Immediately in the glass, nutty roasted almond, funk (a little reductive), musty books and turpentine. Iron/sanguinous aftertaste. Little acidity up front, a bit flat in texture. Peach pit, yellow peach, honeycomb. — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

2023/12. Tangy, red cherry and a little raspberry, vanilla cheese cream…a hint of volatility but it mostly blows off. A very nice, more casual wine in the Heredia style — 5 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

I am biased for Rioja but this is a very good demonstration of why. Great balance ripe reserved fruit in harmony with some slight puckering length. Better in 10 years. Totally fine now. — 24 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

A classic that doesn’t get old — a month ago

Pooneet, Tom and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, rest Graciano and Mazuelo, aged 5 years in American oak, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe jammy fruits, spice and tobacco notes, resulting from a warm dry growing season. On the palate flavors of ripe plum, blueberry and ripe cherry with spice, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine big rustic tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and leather notes. Nice! — 4 months ago

Tom, Paul and 2 others liked this