R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2117 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Mazuelo
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
Stefan Dolhain

2006 vintage. Amazing complexity for the price.

2006 vintage. Amazing complexity for the price.

Mar 6th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Smoke, game, leather, desiccated dark red fruits. High tannins still tight and coarse. Medium acidity and tempered body. Large or old oak barrels — neutral oak.

Smoke, game, leather, desiccated dark red fruits. High tannins still tight and coarse. Medium acidity and tempered body. Large or old oak barrels — neutral oak.

Apr 27th, 2018
Eric Egan

Blend from the late 60s and early 70s. A pretty god wine, though it needs plenty of time to open. From what I've tasted of these non vintage Tondonias they're solid drinkers but not up to the level of the regular vintage R/GR wines.

Still, nice notes of stewed black berries, with hints of tar and an almost molasses-like finish.

NB: like most old Riojas this needed serious decanting. Don't even think about opening it if it hasn't been standing up for a month first!

Blend from the late 60s and early 70s. A pretty god wine, though it needs plenty of time to open. From what I've tasted of these non vintage Tondonias they're solid drinkers but not up to the level of the regular vintage R/GR wines.

Still, nice notes of stewed black berries, with hints of tar and an almost molasses-like finish.

NB: like most old Riojas this needed serious decanting. Don't even think about opening it if it hasn't been standing up for a month first!

Oct 3rd, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Orange rind, fennel, sour cherry, sweet tart finish. Drink it like you stole it!

Orange rind, fennel, sour cherry, sweet tart finish. Drink it like you stole it!

2 people found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Les Huisman

A welcome dose of red wine after the Huet lineup. Out of magnum (thanks, Justin).
A baby yet. Really delicious.

A welcome dose of red wine after the Huet lineup. Out of magnum (thanks, Justin).
A baby yet. Really delicious.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015
Beau Carson

It's Tondonia. No explanation needed.

It's Tondonia. No explanation needed.

Jun 19th, 2017
Beau Carson

Not quite as good as the 03, but still sets a high bar for Rioja in this price range.

Not quite as good as the 03, but still sets a high bar for Rioja in this price range.

Mar 21st, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

7.9

Defective

Defective

Nov 8th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Red with brown edges with aromas of overripe fruits and sweet spice. Aged for 6 years on year old American oak. On the palate currant and red Berry flavors with dried cranberry nuances. The tannins still have a firm grip, well balanced with good acidity. The finish was smooth and rich with vanilla oak being present on a lingering ending. Still has many years left.

Deep Red with brown edges with aromas of overripe fruits and sweet spice. Aged for 6 years on year old American oak. On the palate currant and red Berry flavors with dried cranberry nuances. The tannins still have a firm grip, well balanced with good acidity. The finish was smooth and rich with vanilla oak being present on a lingering ending. Still has many years left.

Oct 4th, 2016
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

9.1

6° año

6° año

Dec 30th, 2015