R. López De Heredia

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

The R. Lopez Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia Reserva’ Rioja was sourced from what was generally a challenging, low-yielding vintage in Rioja, that was somehow rated ‘very good.’ The wine is a gorgeous blend of Tempranillo (75%), Garnacho (15%), Graciano and Mazuelo (10%) that was aged for six years before bottling. Needing an hour in the decanter to fully evolve, the ‘Vina Tondonia Reserva’ shows pretty red cherry cordial and wild blackberry tones that are woven together with dark licorice, pencil shavings and suggestions of wild mushroom that all take shape in the glass. The palate is round and generous, showing really good range from menthol to black cherry compote, Umami and suggestions of red bell pepper with Mandarin orange rind undertones that sing in unison. The freshness and verve of the wine that combine with the weight seriously impresses. Every bit outstanding, this is amongst the best of the vintage. Drink 2020-2038- 95 — 8 hours ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

P A
9.5

So good, so smooth this is the reason that I love Spanish wines. Hints of leather, tobacco and earth this is a perfectly balanced wine and such a pleasure. My only regrets are that I didn’t open a bottle sooner but then again it has aged so well with years left. 13.5% alc/vol From BC Cheers 🍷 — a month ago

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@Ron R Ron this is a good one, Mrs. A took a sip and immediately said “Wow” . Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷
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A Tempranillo is always a good buy 🍷

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé

Impressive for a Crianza to offer such complexity and elegance. Classic raisinated black and red fruits on the nose with pencil shavings, dried herbs, and mushroom. Subtle tannins, with relaxed mouth feel. — a year ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2008

Another selection from the Lumia-Haro taster’s dozen. Never had a white rioja before. Very interesting: very well done. Full-bodied and creamy showing tropical and coconut. This is not for the meek or inexperienced. Serious oenophiles only. — 5 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

Had another bottle 6 months ago, just gets better and better. Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, light spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Can age well into next decade. — a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Tastes insanely delicious with 5J jamón ibérico and 12 month old Manchego. The wine is enhancing the flavor of the food and the food is raising the flavor of wine. This wine was clearly created to be consumed with these foods. I’m having a religious experience. — a month ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1995

Brick color. All age and sherry flavors but nose intensity and finish were great — 2 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2009

Little green apple, ripe pear. Bit caramel. Hint of sherry. Different yet familiar. Easy to drink. Lingers on the palate. — 18 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2009

Even better as it warms, brambly & floral nose, dried strawberries, oloroso nuttiness on the finish. High acidity, mouth filling, long finish great food pairing wine — 2 months ago