R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.3256 ratings
9.493 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
William Hughes

Elegant. This is a very different wine from the ‘90 Faustino. Lovely Rioja earth an classic notes leaning to the savory side with figs and cherries.

Elegant. This is a very different wine from the ‘90 Faustino. Lovely Rioja earth an classic notes leaning to the savory side with figs and cherries.

Dec 17th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

For a long time I bashed these wines as being thin and insipid. Joke's on me, Lòpez doesn't (and never will) give a fuck and these wines will always be their regal, timeless selves. Dried strawberries, palo santo, marjoram. Wait if you can!

For a long time I bashed these wines as being thin and insipid. Joke's on me, Lòpez doesn't (and never will) give a fuck and these wines will always be their regal, timeless selves. Dried strawberries, palo santo, marjoram. Wait if you can!

Jul 16th, 2017
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.8

1994. Funkier than a mosquito's tweeter for the first 15-20 minutes. And then boom!!!...nothin but love.

1994. Funkier than a mosquito's tweeter for the first 15-20 minutes. And then boom!!!...nothin but love.

4 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Brent Clayton

Tight mineral chalk earth nice.

Tight mineral chalk earth nice.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Bradford White

Ay creamy

Ay creamy

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2016
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.5

An exemplary wine of the traditional ilk. Really graceful with both red and black fruit, serious American oak (think soap and cream and dill and coconuts) and loads of cherry juice.

An exemplary wine of the traditional ilk. Really graceful with both red and black fruit, serious American oak (think soap and cream and dill and coconuts) and loads of cherry juice.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2015
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.0

Feels like an advanced bottle of the typically lovely abs more dramatic '94 Tondonia. Roasted, bretty, and closed.

Feels like an advanced bottle of the typically lovely abs more dramatic '94 Tondonia. Roasted, bretty, and closed.

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2015
Mark Flocco

21st anniversary of my 21st birthday: a 21 year old wine. And a delicious one, at that.

21st anniversary of my 21st birthday: a 21 year old wine. And a delicious one, at that.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2015
Diego de la Peña

Amazing stuff...

Amazing stuff...

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Vinny Eng

Mmmm cigar box and chewy cherries.

Mmmm cigar box and chewy cherries.

Dec 11th, 2016