R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

9.239 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Viura, Malvasia
Cake & Cream
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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
Shengli Hu

Deep gold. Salted bruised apple, baked pear, ginger, honey, almond paste, hazelnut skin, sweet baking spices - clove and nutmeg, beeswax, and crushed stone. Savory and weighty on the palate, like a Manzanilla. Medium acidity, pronounced intensity, long finish.

Deep gold. Salted bruised apple, baked pear, ginger, honey, almond paste, hazelnut skin, sweet baking spices - clove and nutmeg, beeswax, and crushed stone. Savory and weighty on the palate, like a Manzanilla. Medium acidity, pronounced intensity, long finish.

Oct 13th, 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 2019-2038- 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 2019-2038- 95

Sep 23rd, 2019
Alberto Cdm

Incredibile. In principio strano e scettico. Poi mangi un piatto e en bevi un po. C sta da dio!

Incredibile. In principio strano e scettico. Poi mangi un piatto e en bevi un po. C sta da dio!

Jul 2nd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005

Feb 7th, 2020
Alexander Reshetilov

Минерально, оксидативно, чисто, сложно. Курага, миндальная кожица, петрушка. Плотно, но это вину не мешает.

Минерально, оксидативно, чисто, сложно. Курага, миндальная кожица, петрушка. Плотно, но это вину не мешает.

Jul 19th, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

We’ve never had a bad bottle of this...luck, I guess. Typical complexity, great after two hours of air...beeswax, honeyed citrus, slight oxidation, faintest hint of petrol...all underpinned by just enough acidity...fabulous with a steak or salmon, in our case.

We’ve never had a bad bottle of this...luck, I guess. Typical complexity, great after two hours of air...beeswax, honeyed citrus, slight oxidation, faintest hint of petrol...all underpinned by just enough acidity...fabulous with a steak or salmon, in our case.

Jun 20th, 2020
Tony Gomes

Absolutely Incredible

Absolutely Incredible

Apr 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
Ej
9.1

Love like sherry

Love like sherry

Dec 4th, 2019