Last night with close friends we opened the 2006 R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva. A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.
On the nose there was cherries, plum, fig, strawberry, balsamic, black pepper, herbal notes, forest floor.
On the palate I find cherry, plum, raspberry, black pepper, leather, anise, vanilla, spice, tobacco and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine elegant well rounded tannins tha leave you with a long red fruit earthy finish. This is a beautiful wine that still has many years ahead of it. I hope everyone's weekend was full of sharing and happiness. Please stay healthy and safe innthe week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago
Jus Out21 — 8 days ago
WTF…This was amazing! Jose Maria is a rock star! Her personality is even in this wine! Wound with enough forgiveness to tease you sip by sip! — 2 months ago
Kick off wine at Old Rioja Wine Dinner, gorgeous nose with white flowers and even honey, the palette is completely different: very dry, acidic, with hints of brioche and almonds. A real mind-bender which keeps you from putting your glass down as it keeps messing with your head. Cheers. — 5 days ago
Oaky, not too acidic, vanilla accents, nice finish. — 5 days ago
Cherry notes, dry, leathery, medium body, pairs well with lamb and roasted meats. — 5 days ago
Upon opening, the aromatics had a distinct petrol/Riesling like flair to it. After 30mins of being open, it got fleshier and blossomed. A somewhat maderized/oxidized black cherry and rhubarb spice on the nose with a whiff of fino sherry. Palate is ever changing with tangerine, roasted orange marmalade, some sort of Italian herbs, and brown sugar coated raspberries. Excellent acidity here. Juicy without being flabby or sharp. I suggest letting this breathe an hour or so before consuming. — 2 months ago