R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

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La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Viura, Malvasia Bianca
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Still have a few bottles left in my cellar. Nice Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of ripe berry fruits, spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Aging well! Delicious! Good value!

Still have a few bottles left in my cellar. Nice Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of ripe berry fruits, spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Aging well! Delicious! Good value!

May 11th, 2020
Mark Geylikman

This is outstanding. Even after 3+ hours in the decanter, it keeps evolving. Honey, candied citrus, flowers, ripe pineapple, white chocolate strawberry, dark chocolate orange, and apricot. Undercut by freshness throughout. This needs at least 30 min, preferably an hour in the decanter before enjoying. Utterly unique and in its own league. 6 years in barrel and another 6 in bottle before release and this is just singing.

This is outstanding. Even after 3+ hours in the decanter, it keeps evolving. Honey, candied citrus, flowers, ripe pineapple, white chocolate strawberry, dark chocolate orange, and apricot. Undercut by freshness throughout. This needs at least 30 min, preferably an hour in the decanter before enjoying. Utterly unique and in its own league. 6 years in barrel and another 6 in bottle before release and this is just singing.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Jun 28th, 2019
Michael Phillips

Yum !

May 7th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2005 Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva Blanco is a sensational blend of 90% Viura with 10% Malvasia all sourced from the Viña Tondonia Vineyard. The wine was aged for six years in American oak barrels and then for an additional six years in bottle prior to release. The wine itself begins with intense aromas of salted pear, marzipan, smoked pineapple and hints of apricot all taking shape beautifully in the glass. Bright and intense, with a gorgeous mouthfeel, this wine delivers both a silky texture and lithe minerality. Hugely complex flavors of wet stone, green apple, smoke and starfruit all combine on the palate. Gorgeous and generous now, with an exceedingly long finish, this beautiful wine has decades ahead of it. Drink 2018-2040- 95

The 2005 Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva Blanco is a sensational blend of 90% Viura with 10% Malvasia all sourced from the Viña Tondonia Vineyard. The wine was aged for six years in American oak barrels and then for an additional six years in bottle prior to release. The wine itself begins with intense aromas of salted pear, marzipan, smoked pineapple and hints of apricot all taking shape beautifully in the glass. Bright and intense, with a gorgeous mouthfeel, this wine delivers both a silky texture and lithe minerality. Hugely complex flavors of wet stone, green apple, smoke and starfruit all combine on the palate. Gorgeous and generous now, with an exceedingly long finish, this beautiful wine has decades ahead of it. Drink 2018-2040- 95

Feb 14th, 2019
David Kives

This might be my favourite white wine ever! Lemon curd and almond..I loved the mouth feel. With the creamy pasta my host made us - wow!

This might be my favourite white wine ever! Lemon curd and almond..I loved the mouth feel. With the creamy pasta my host made us - wow!

Mar 16th, 2018
Ryan Tate

As usual, amazing

As usual, amazing

Jan 22nd, 2017
Cristiano Garella

Cristiano had this 2 years ago

Cristiano had this 2 years ago

Dec 22nd, 2018
Richard Jennings

Richard had this 3 years ago

Richard had this 3 years ago

Sep 27th, 2017
Max Nomadic

Max had this 7 months ago

Max had this 7 months ago

Dec 1st, 2019