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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2008

4 yrs in & oak, 6 yrs bottle age
No LdH rose between 00 and 2008

DAY 1
That color….
👃cranberry, melon, orange blossom, minerals, smoke
👅Citrus, but savory. Salty, smoke, hints of cellar and tea. Unreal complexity. Crisp acidity. Every sip is unique

Slow Decanted the remnants in my refrigerator

DAY 11
Just let this breathe and warm. Then fireworks. It's everchanging. Even more dynamic on day 11 after the slow decant. Red and citrus fruit, florals, almonds, flowers, smoke, hard candy…any tasting note is a snapshot

If you drink this, don't rush the experience

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Deborah M

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I hope to one day find one these.
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@Deborah M It is difficult to find. They only make 20K bottles in the years they make rosado

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Excellent choice!

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