R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

9.237 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Viura, Malvasia
Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
Meredith 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
Lawrence Bernstein

Nice wine. For a 14 year old wine it has good young fruit, but it was soft. Not deep. Not complex. Easy simple.

Nice wine. For a 14 year old wine it has good young fruit, but it was soft. Not deep. Not complex. Easy simple.

Sep 30th, 2019
Ashley Spurgin

Surprisingly not oxidative (I say this because we had the 2009 alongside it), and very bright and acidic for being almost 15 years old. Not what I expected at all, but really enjoyed this.

Surprisingly not oxidative (I say this because we had the 2009 alongside it), and very bright and acidic for being almost 15 years old. Not what I expected at all, but really enjoyed this.

Aug 2nd, 2019
James Simmons

Hitting the end of its ideal drinking window but all black fruit, a touch of leather, and eminently drinkable.

Hitting the end of its ideal drinking window but all black fruit, a touch of leather, and eminently drinkable.

Jul 27th, 2019
Alexander Vadas

Waxy gold

Waxy gold

Jul 23rd, 2019
Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

This wine( first time ever tasted) reminds me so much of Ganevat Les Chalasses Vieille Vigne Chardonnay 2015, that we had Yesterday , in blind tasting that would be my bet😍.
But this is extravaganza delicious and from Spain 90% Viura and 10% Malvalsia , amazing fresh and with a great acid grip, some smoke too, I decanted it, now it is getting bigger more flavours, incredible, I need more, my advice, get some and be so seductive Happy 🙏

This wine( first time ever tasted) reminds me so much of Ganevat Les Chalasses Vieille Vigne Chardonnay 2015, that we had Yesterday , in blind tasting that would be my bet😍.
But this is extravaganza delicious and from Spain 90% Viura and 10% Malvalsia , amazing fresh and with a great acid grip, some smoke too, I decanted it, now it is getting bigger more flavours, incredible, I need more, my advice, get some and be so seductive Happy 🙏

Jul 20th, 2019
Jean-Philip Journeault

2005

May 10th, 2019
Byron Hewett

Another contemplative wine. Very long. Honeyed finish.

Another contemplative wine. Very long. Honeyed finish.

Mar 31st, 2019