R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

9.4164 ratings
9.461 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Viura, Malvasia Bianca
Top Notes For
Keith Herrick

Damnnnn! So fresh and so clean! Have not had much heredia blancos, but assumed the oxidative edge would be much more intense. Although it was present, this btl tasted incredibly fresh. Mint, lemon, cedar, great acidity. These are now on my radar. (Late release)

Damnnnn! So fresh and so clean! Have not had much heredia blancos, but assumed the oxidative edge would be much more intense. Although it was present, this btl tasted incredibly fresh. Mint, lemon, cedar, great acidity. These are now on my radar. (Late release)

3 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2016
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.6

With "flavors of Brittany".... Lobster, plancton Gel, bisque, sweetbreads & Bone marrow dumpling

With "flavors of Brittany".... Lobster, plancton Gel, bisque, sweetbreads & Bone marrow dumpling

3 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2014
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

10

#RaidingTheCellar @ NoMad. Where summer turns to fall in the glass: Lopez Tondonia Blanco '91 BTG via @Coravin

#RaidingTheCellar @ NoMad. Where summer turns to fall in the glass: Lopez Tondonia Blanco '91 BTG via @Coravin

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2013
Ron Siegel

Interesting wine, slight oxidized note, honey, butterscotch, wax with an oily texture.

Interesting wine, slight oxidized note, honey, butterscotch, wax with an oily texture.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2016
Alessandro Rossi

PAUROSO ! Buonissimo ... Un grande vino ! Immortale !😛😛😛

PAUROSO ! Buonissimo ... Un grande vino ! Immortale !😛😛😛

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2013
Adam Crane

The greatest of Rioja producers. Caramelized pineapple helped balance the oxidative notes of the Viura. Refreshing for a 25 year old white.

The greatest of Rioja producers. Caramelized pineapple helped balance the oxidative notes of the Viura. Refreshing for a 25 year old white.

Oct 26th, 2016
Holly Anderson

Oxidized but still bright. Really fun wine.

Oxidized but still bright. Really fun wine.

Aug 4th, 2016
Evan Keaschuk

I wish every producer held on to wines until they were as incredible as this. Dried citrus, nutty, saline.......very sherry-like. Not for everyone but a serious treat for those who love that style

I wish every producer held on to wines until they were as incredible as this. Dried citrus, nutty, saline.......very sherry-like. Not for everyone but a serious treat for those who love that style

Aug 1st, 2016
Christanna Honer

Citronella candles drizzled over Honey Nut Cheerios. A lot of stuffing that didn't seem to want to unstuff, probably needs a decant or perhaps few more years surprisingly--wait, not surprisingly, it is Lopez after all...

Citronella candles drizzled over Honey Nut Cheerios. A lot of stuffing that didn't seem to want to unstuff, probably needs a decant or perhaps few more years surprisingly--wait, not surprisingly, it is Lopez after all...

Jun 27th, 2016
Les Huisman

Had this about 3 weeks ago, but was hung up in Delectable. This is a special wine. Beautiful and complex. 24 years old, yet youthful and vibrant. Creamy and rich. I just want to spend the whole day with this wine.

Had this about 3 weeks ago, but was hung up in Delectable. This is a special wine. Beautiful and complex. 24 years old, yet youthful and vibrant. Creamy and rich. I just want to spend the whole day with this wine.

Sep 6th, 2015