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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Decant this. Tobacco leaves & bing cherries with spicy oak. The oak recedes with time in the decanter and the wine feels more complete. Woody tannins add complexity & texture to the finish. Love this and it stands way out in the Crianza category. — a day ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2009

Better bottle than my last though still not the best vintage here. A little cheesy, then nutty. Will drink these sooner rather than later — 19 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia 5 Año Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1811

Base vintage 1972, a phenomenal example of aged Rioja from the best in the business! Body, character and flavor of old Burgundy. — a month ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Mike R
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Not my fav Tempranillo- needs to sleep for another 10 years but I suspect it will not get much better - the 2007 was given a 95 by JS and RP but I don’t get that - way too fruit forward without the integration I was expecting - almost believe I did something wrong in comparing my experience to the critics — 12 days ago

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@Joshua Fisher not cellared long and that might be the problem - I seriously glad I bought two and hope next one is better but will wait a few years - @Martin Bergo @Jan A i was just expecting more but RP scores it as 95 with a drinking window of 2019-2030
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Score at RP is even 96 I see now. Definitely a more fresh style with the risk of being conceived as "thin". I scored it 93 being such an approachable easy drinking wine. On day two the wine did not improve on both occasions, with a weakened acid profile. Indeed not 96 points. This was bottled in 2015
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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Just out of adolescence...tertiary aromas flowering in the glass...garnet and rim colour gradation...solid mid-palate...lively tannic finish indication at least a decade of maturation left...very good if not profound. — a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2009

Hay, mushrooms, carmelized lemon. Oxidized and nutty, with such an impressive finish, like a buttered biscuit. Goes on forever. Slightly thin midpalate, only in comparison to the finish. Otherwise beautiful. With time, a floral aroma joins in, with citrus blossom and dried apricot. — 15 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

Still have a few bottles left in my cellar. Nice Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of ripe berry fruits, spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Aging well! Delicious! Good value! — 18 days ago

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Rincón Famoso Red Blend 2010

Takes hours to fully open up. Literally a dark brown hue with rich smells of leather and dried herbs. Minimal fruit on this one. Bold, acidic and tannic at every phase. Drinking, much, much better than I expected for a low price, ten year old, Argentinian Sangiovese Merlot blend. — 2 months ago

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