R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

9.282 ratings
9.416 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Viura, Malvasia
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

Always a stunner. So much acidity on this vintage! Oxidative, full bodied and salty with lots of citrus, orange peel, and almond with a long, nutty finish. This would kill with crab cakes. Plenty of time ahead of it.

Always a stunner. So much acidity on this vintage! Oxidative, full bodied and salty with lots of citrus, orange peel, and almond with a long, nutty finish. This would kill with crab cakes. Plenty of time ahead of it.

Feb 24th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Deep golden color. White mushroom, beeswax, dill weed, stewed apple. Nice acidity and layers of flavors. Very special

Deep golden color. White mushroom, beeswax, dill weed, stewed apple. Nice acidity and layers of flavors. Very special

Dec 18th, 2017
Miguel Ostrowski

Always so interesting, and complex. Silky but weighty, ripe with a touch of oxidation, with good acid to balance it all out

Always so interesting, and complex. Silky but weighty, ripe with a touch of oxidation, with good acid to balance it all out

May 3rd, 2017
mattswineworld

One of the rare white wines you wonder if you're drinking it too early even though it's thirteen years old. Serve this at room temperature, embrace the oxidation, and drink with hard cheese.

One of the rare white wines you wonder if you're drinking it too early even though it's thirteen years old. Serve this at room temperature, embrace the oxidation, and drink with hard cheese.

Aug 20th, 2016
Bill Ward

In a great place. Herby/spicy/fruity interplay. Persistent.

In a great place. Herby/spicy/fruity interplay. Persistent.

Jun 5th, 2016
Michael Brooks Jr.

Favorite wine in the world right now.

Favorite wine in the world right now.

Aug 16th, 2019
Brett Vanderbrook

So very interesting. The color is like honey, so it almost looks more like rosé. The nose is like a cross between Riesling and sherry. Mouth is creamy, but still with an acidic bite on the end. Dry, but rich. I’ve never had white Rioja, but it obviously shares longevity with its red cousin, because even at 16 years old this wine feels like a baby.

So very interesting. The color is like honey, so it almost looks more like rosé. The nose is like a cross between Riesling and sherry. Mouth is creamy, but still with an acidic bite on the end. Dry, but rich. I’ve never had white Rioja, but it obviously shares longevity with its red cousin, because even at 16 years old this wine feels like a baby.

Aug 13th, 2019
Alexander Vadas

Good stuff

Good stuff

Jul 25th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2003 'Vina Tondonia' Blanco Reserva is a tremendous effort from a challenging vintage. Needing more than 30 minutes in the decanter to be fully expressive, this wine opens to aromas of beeswax, smoky oak, Bartlett pear and slight suggestions of fresh white flowers. This leads to flavors reminiscent of nutmeg, cardamom, cantaloupe, beeswax and green papaya. There is an gorgeous overall range of flavors that persist with an oily texture through the finish. Drink 2019-2030- 93

The 2003 'Vina Tondonia' Blanco Reserva is a tremendous effort from a challenging vintage. Needing more than 30 minutes in the decanter to be fully expressive, this wine opens to aromas of beeswax, smoky oak, Bartlett pear and slight suggestions of fresh white flowers. This leads to flavors reminiscent of nutmeg, cardamom, cantaloupe, beeswax and green papaya. There is an gorgeous overall range of flavors that persist with an oily texture through the finish. Drink 2019-2030- 93

Feb 14th, 2019
Andreas Bärdén

2003. Guldfärgad, mogen, smörig, smörkola, brödig, nötig. Sultanrussin, bakat äpple.

2003. Guldfärgad, mogen, smörig, smörkola, brödig, nötig. Sultanrussin, bakat äpple.

Aug 29th, 2018