R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2443 ratings
9.264 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
Mike Saviage

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

Nov 9th, 2018
Conrad Green

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

Jul 31st, 2018
Jason Li

Bright and concentrated. Powerful alcohol and full bodied. Got some acidity on palate

Bright and concentrated. Powerful alcohol and full bodied. Got some acidity on palate

Jun 2nd, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.5

From a mag. Magnificent structure. Smells like barolo on the nose... petroleum, acidic fruit, roses. Big tannin and acid, both tasting quite old, but this has so much life in it. After a five hour decant, this is bursting with earth, dynamic acidity, tar, and herbs. A consistently amazing wine.

From a mag. Magnificent structure. Smells like barolo on the nose... petroleum, acidic fruit, roses. Big tannin and acid, both tasting quite old, but this has so much life in it. After a five hour decant, this is bursting with earth, dynamic acidity, tar, and herbs. A consistently amazing wine.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Slightly more oak than I remembered last time. Acidity is pretty high. Need some time to open but really classic and drinking well.

Slightly more oak than I remembered last time. Acidity is pretty high. Need some time to open but really classic and drinking well.

Feb 8th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Classic Rioja. Dill and coconut. Very young. Bone dry. Long finish

Classic Rioja. Dill and coconut. Very young. Bone dry. Long finish

Nov 19th, 2017
Simon Gilligan

The age has left the fruit leaner than a young Rioja (have to admit am used to younger more fruit forward wines), lovely dry long savoury finish with soft tannins and good complexity. Medium bodied. 38£

The age has left the fruit leaner than a young Rioja (have to admit am used to younger more fruit forward wines), lovely dry long savoury finish with soft tannins and good complexity. Medium bodied. 38£

Oct 26th, 2017
Ellen Clifford

Celebrating wine numero dos. Raisins, dill and crushed velvet. Rich but cutting.

Celebrating wine numero dos. Raisins, dill and crushed velvet. Rich but cutting.

Oct 15th, 2017
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Singing beautifully, thanks Jeff 🙏

Singing beautifully, thanks Jeff 🙏

Sep 20th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, and aged for 6 Years in old American oak barrels! Nice!! Light Ruby with complex aromas of red fruit, spices and smoke. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors with herb spice, vanilla, smoky oak, leather and hints of pepper. Well balanced with smooth tannins, vivid acidity and a long lingering finish ending with earthy spice tones. Still young! Very Nice!

A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, and aged for 6 Years in old American oak barrels! Nice!! Light Ruby with complex aromas of red fruit, spices and smoke. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors with herb spice, vanilla, smoky oak, leather and hints of pepper. Well balanced with smooth tannins, vivid acidity and a long lingering finish ending with earthy spice tones. Still young! Very Nice!

Jul 16th, 2017