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R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2011

R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2011

Sweet berries, cherries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. Some lemon and lime zest, too! Medium-to full-bodied with tight, integrated tannins that show wonderful length and reserve. So fresh and vivid. Lots of energy. A wonderful, classic wine. Drink or hold. - 97pts James Suckling


As with many wines this time, I had two vintages to taste of the Reserva from the Tondonia vineyard, 2009 and 2008, two very different, almost opposite vintages. The 2009 Viña Tondonia Reserva, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Mazuelo and Graciano, matured in used American oak barrels for six years. It has some toasted character, with ripe fruit, black rather than red, denoting a warm year but more restrained than the Bosconia Reserva from the same vintage. 2009 is a year of ripeness, concentration and tannin; the wines are powerful, but here you see the finesse of Tondonia in comparison to the more rustic Viña Bosconia. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017. - 93pts Robert Parker

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SKU: 2011LopezDeHerediaVinaTondoniaReserva
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Rioja
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
90
Robert Parker
93

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