Parra Alta

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1991

At £27, the white Tondonias are so unique & 91 was one of my favourites but long gone with 99 & 02 filling it’s shoes so how happy was I to find 3 bottles of this in a shop closing down this week in the original wax sealed bottles 😁

Like White Musar, let these warm up a little to express themselves 😉 For a 27 year old white Rioja it’s sure holding its own with life left in it 👍

📍 Vina Tondonia Blanco Gran Reserva 1991

🏵 93 points

🍇 90% Viura & 10% Malvasia

🍷 Golden amber yellow

👃 Charred orange peel, toasted bread, smokey oak, soggy leaves, wet minerals, lemon oil & honey w/ herbs, sea salt, daisy, crushed hazelnuts & an oxidative sherry undertone - just lovely expressed in a Zalto Universal or burgundy glass 😎

👄 Med sweet, tangy & dry baked orange, lemon & green fallen apple cake in a creamy honey w/ dry rock minerals & an okay tone that’s not too invasive but is drying

🎯 Long dry oaky & slight oily orange, citrus & burnt apple lasting finish w/ the apple lingering on across your dried palate
— 6 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2004

2004! J aime beaucoup le style et la signature!!! — 12 days ago

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Hanibal

Hanibal

tu aura la chance de goutter au Ygay 1986....rate pas la chance et vote lol

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special. — 6 days ago

Phil, Arden and 11 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosado 2008

Карамель, нуга, коньячные ноты, калина, клубника с ботвой, красная смородина, розовая черешня, красный апельсин, лаковая деревяшка. Средне-полное тело с уверенной кислотностью и тонким танином. Энергично, накатисто и полно, с заметным объемом и живым балансом во вкусе. Ещё молодо, с потенциалом, немного горячо, но в целом уверенно и органично в своём напоре. — 7 days ago

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Viña Real (CVNE)

Riserva Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Right at the border of modernity and old school rusticity. — 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Nice ready to drink traditional Rioja. Mature cherry with integrated oak. Medium bodied and medium high acidity. Balanced and dry — 9 days ago

Mendall

Finca Espartal Roig Garnacha

More natural wines and this is good - fresh fruit and very drinkable.

Update- best to drink all the bottle...next day it had a distinct pork fat taste - which isn’t bad, but was better yesterday
— 4 days ago

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Wine 3 of the night. Very drinkable with some oakiness, vanilla, berry and dark plum. Soft tannins and balanced acidity. Great value Tempranillo. — 9 days ago

Phil, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Love this. Sour black cherry, cedar and leaf pencil. Great acidity. A food wine for sure. — 20 hours ago

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2007

Wine #2 in ‘old world’ flight. Tasted blind, decanted and from magnum. The most unique and fascinating wine of the evening with crazy exotic sweet flavors. Flight winner. — a day ago

Shay, Steve and 20 others liked this
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Love these!
Kirk Feyereisen

Kirk Feyereisen

@Shay A enjoying the leftovers today - this is soothing the awful performance by the Vikings. Gonna have to get some more of this.