R. López De Heredia

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2002

Wow. I’ve waited a long time to try my first Tondonia (surely this is a milestone for any budding wine collector, no?), having held onto this 2002 for a while and having a case or two of Heredia’s more recent vintages downstairs.

Such was the anticipation for trying this Rioja stalwart that I was almost nervous that it wouldn’t live up to it - especially with 2002 being such a rotten vintage for Spain’s flagship wine region. But this was staggeringly youthful, piercingly savoury with a gentle balance of tannin & acidity but all the supple features of an old school, aged Rioja. This is really special stuff.
— 6 days ago

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Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Spright and bright and good with seafood or heavier proteins — 10 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Incredible showing for such an old wine. It’s good to have friends...deep red fruit, very interesting, balanced finish. — 2 months ago

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Jerome Sabbagh

Amazing showing, felt much younger. It’s good to have friends indeed!
9.2

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

More acidity on first taste than I was expecting but that is probably down to the beautifully fresh cherry notes. The taste then evolves on the palate, bringing out the American oak barrels in the form of a long aftertaste, smoky leather mixed with a zing of citrus. — 13 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1981

High acid. Burnt popcorn, lemon — 16 days ago

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Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2010

Tart apricot. Oxidative, honeyed. A baby at nearly ten years. Many rivers to cross, only lacking the grandeur, expansiveness, and suavity of its big brother. — a month ago

Alsu Shakirova
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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Complex with red fruit, dusty leather, and tobacco. Powerful with lots of tannin and acid, but in perfect balance. Maybe just a bit too much oak. — 12 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2003

Beautiful wine. Stoney graphite funk. Unique and somewhat indescribable ? — 8 days ago

Steve Martel
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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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