R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.146 ratings
9.09 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
Jonathan Wall

Leather, cigar, olives, burned cherry, oak... a lot of good stuff going on here, but not fully integrated. Still loved it. Especially at the deep discount for a damaged label ($HKD).

Leather, cigar, olives, burned cherry, oak... a lot of good stuff going on here, but not fully integrated. Still loved it. Especially at the deep discount for a damaged label ($HKD).

Jul 1st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2006 Blind tasted. The bouquet misleads me: sweet! Then mocca, cacao, toffee, coconut, and even roses. Rich taste with excellent structure. A treat!

Vintage 2006 Blind tasted. The bouquet misleads me: sweet! Then mocca, cacao, toffee, coconut, and even roses. Rich taste with excellent structure. A treat!

May 4th, 2019
Ivonne Nill

Dried strawberries and leather with significant oak impression (dill, astringent tannins), medium bodied 13ABV. The extract and concentration will allow the oak to further integrate over time. This beauty has a long life ahead.

Dried strawberries and leather with significant oak impression (dill, astringent tannins), medium bodied 13ABV. The extract and concentration will allow the oak to further integrate over time. This beauty has a long life ahead.

Apr 9th, 2019
Jay Kline

The latest release of Tondonia tinto and its fabulous already. In its relative youth, there is already greater depth than any Tondonia I can recall since 2001. Bright red and dark cherry fruit with baking spices and olive tapenade. Finish is long. Deft balance. The future is really bright with this one.

The latest release of Tondonia tinto and its fabulous already. In its relative youth, there is already greater depth than any Tondonia I can recall since 2001. Bright red and dark cherry fruit with baking spices and olive tapenade. Finish is long. Deft balance. The future is really bright with this one.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2019
Mike Steffel

10 year old white and I do not want a second glass.

10 year old white and I do not want a second glass.

Jul 14th, 2016
Hemal Patel

Takes a little bit of time but opens up to be an amazing wine

Takes a little bit of time but opens up to be an amazing wine

Jul 10th, 2019
Jack Bender

A Spanish delight!

A Spanish delight!

Jun 15th, 2019
Neil Cornish

Fruit cake nose. Blackberry and tart red cherry. Finishes clean and lean.

Fruit cake nose. Blackberry and tart red cherry. Finishes clean and lean.

May 9th, 2019
Teresa S

This is amazing. Bright cherry, baking spices, acidic, oak, this thing is 13 years old!

This is amazing. Bright cherry, baking spices, acidic, oak, this thing is 13 years old!

May 6th, 2019
Dave Beck

Far to young but so much potential!

Far to young but so much potential!

May 4th, 2019