Lopez De Heredia

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Wonderful Rioja! Aromas of dark cherry, rose petals and leather. Touch of Brett. Dark cherry, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoked meat flavors. Touch of oaky vanilla on the silky finish. Soft tannins. Spectacular! — 5 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2006

2006 Vintage tasted on the 22nd June 2020 - A-Typical slightly oxidised nose with a white wine of this age, on the palate some stone fruits with a woodiness and a honeyed aftertaste not unlike older Chenin Blancs from the Loire or South Africa. Had it with Indonesian styled chicken livers - stood up well to the heat and pure flavour -) — 9 days ago

Hacienda Lopez de Haro (Bodega Classica)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

I know less about Rioja than George Costanza knows about women. But damn, this one is pretty good. End of bin special at Binnys so at $24, this seems like a steal. A real nice weeknight drinker. — 8 hours ago

Calabretta

Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2010

You have to understand that not many wines ( well, that’s a bit bombastic) give me more pleasure consistently than this, the most recent release-2010! From Calabretta . Kinda like Lopez de Heredia meets Vallana, ie Nebbiolo, though it is Nerollo Macalese. Smoked, tar, roses, fine & integrated tannins on the palate- strong mid palate which in my imagination has gotten stronger with age. Super lithe and really ethereal body- light, light to medium body but gorgeous acid spine, strong presence. Not a light wine. Bought a case or so a while ago-I fear the day I am down to one. Polaner importer. — a month ago

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Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

Love these wines. Haven’t tried any 2010s yet, still working on the ‘08s.
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Even their NVs can be quite good @Josh Morgenthau. One of the great underdogs of Etna- viva el revolution!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

We’ve never had a bad bottle of this...luck, I guess. Typical complexity, great after two hours of air...beeswax, honeyed citrus, slight oxidation, faintest hint of petrol...all underpinned by just enough acidity...fabulous with a steak or salmon, in our case. — 12 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

Looks like this is the Blanco @Delectable Wine
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Thanks @Josh Morgenthau I had selected the blanco, appears to be an error. They have their hands full with the .ru spammer lol
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Andrew Schirmer indeed! Looking forward to trying a bottle of the Tondonia Blanco I have stashed away. Looks delicious!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Still fresh and vibrant. Good acidity, medium body, pencil shavings, fresh tobacco, black cherry. — a day ago

Emilio Ramirez Envinate

Benje Blanco Listan Blanco 2018

Seldom is one presented with a wine for which one has no preconceptions, but this was the case for this 100% Listán Blanco from 100 year old vines grown on volcanic soil above 1000m in Tenerife, which I enjoyed this weekend. I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

Deep golden in colour - with a slight pink hue, in fact - this ‘Benjé Blanco’ by the innovative winemakers Envinate is a unique, rich white that strings a medley of peach, apricot and stone fruits across a grippingly dry, mineral finish. There is a strong oaky character to the nose that reminds me of the white wines of Lopez de Heredia. But this is lighter and has a gracefulness on the palate that carries through to a long, thoroughly satisfying finish, alongside an element of sulphur. Excellent. Will no doubt age well.
— 17 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Beautiful wine. Elegant and refined. Very integrated and harmonious. Tannins and a bit of oak show up on the long finish. — 7 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Pretty copper ruby color. Smells like old rioja! But clarified. An airy cherry candy and pink and purple blossom nose. Also, minerals. Palate is packed with intense flavor. It is oxidized, bright, full bodied, fruity and metallic. The energy is electric. Finish is a true progression, like a sherry. This is so delicious! At least 9.5... getting even better with air. — 17 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Josh Morgenthau We have 3 bottles, might get more, if still available at my source.
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

It can still be found occasionally for less than $60/bottle... chambers street wines had it recently for $54. Though of course it sold out in less than a day. A few other have it for $75.
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Peter Sultan Zelig is the perfect characterization.