Tasted blind & thought hi end Chinon, or some Cab Franc given its funk & superb tension between its acid & fruit; all kinds of forest bark & pinecones, dark red fruits, & a slight menthol edge. Develops too in the glass, & feels like the palate & aftertaste can go on forever. Though the lesser priced of its Tondonia sibling (& very different), this for me is one of the 8 great wonders-& values-of the wine world. — 17 days ago
Medium bodied red with forward notes of cherry, plum, and vanilla. Pairs well with lamb and sautéed vegetables. Not very heavy. Overall a nice, easy drinking Spanish Rioja — 11 days ago
Liqueur like. Some lightly toasted marshmallow. Preserved lemon. Medium acid.
This is the Tondonia Blanco. @Delectable Wine barely managed to post after half a dozen tries, now won’t let me correct the identified wine. — 12 days ago
Blackberries, raspberries and a little oak on the nose. High acidity and minerals on the tongue. Moderate tannins. — 7 days ago
This wine was open for an hour and still restrained and showed little fruit. Another hour brought plum and rhubarb, some leather and cinnamon. The wine simply opened up and offered an enticing taste. — 14 days ago
2001 vintage. Decanted for two hours before tasting. Slightly less sediment than expected. Definite port/Madeira-like flavors now. Light-medium body. 3.19.23. — 5 days ago