Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.
Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.
We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.
Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.
$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required! — 12 days ago
You just can’t beat this bottle. Auto-crowd favorite and drinking so we’ll 10 years later. My gosh, if they only made watercoolers filled with this stuff I’d get so much more done at work. — 3 days ago
Dark berries and sweet coffee on the nose. Complex with mature fruit and a well balanced tannin structure. Solid length. All in all a wonderful wine. Paired with lamb. — 8 days ago
The mythical unicorn #rosewine from @lopezdeherediaoficial: Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2008.
A friendly wine retailer I am close with sold me a few bottles at regular price thankfully as I gave him the heads up it was coming. (He also sold his others at regular price!) This wine used to be easily available during its last release, the 2000 vintage back around 2005, not to mention super reasonable in price. An unfortunate victim of fashion, the secondary market pricing on this starts around $200 and goes up to $300.
Pale copper and deep pink in color, the hue here is as it looks here turning more orange at the rim. The nose showed as it should for an extended barrel aged wine, showing clear notes the toll oxidation has taken with time in wood. Though, the wood aromas are well-integrated and intermingle well with dried red fruits, ginger and spice, and a clear sense of minerality which is all laid well into the thick and pungent nose. The palate shows more precision and tension in the densely textured and flavored med/med+ body of the wine. Finishes long and fans out wide over the palate. For sure about as unique a rose as there is out there. — 15 days ago
Vibrant Ruby red color, hints of leather, smoky with heavy tannins. Very nice bottle of wine.
Winestyles Club, March 2019 — 21 days ago
Pillars on which the 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 4 days ago
Very elegant , pretty skin contact wine from Spain. Not a funky taste that skin contact normally has, it’s more floral notes and deep. Very very easy but Sophisticated. — 16 days ago
Vila. Tast Blancs del Priorat. 47,30.
50% Garnatxa BL. 50% Carinyena BL.
01.04.19 — 25 days ago
Great and still improving. — 19 days ago