Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja 2011

Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja 2011

The Vina Tondonia Reserva is a Rioja that will take you back 100 years. This family owned house continues to make wines exactly the way the founder did and they have stood the test of time.

From a famed single vineyard, Tondonia exhibits more structure and mineral character than its richer, fruitier sibling Bosconia. We have been fans for several decades of the their wines, but it's been great to see their popularity surge over the last several years. They make ageless wines that are superb.

"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." 97 points 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.." 93 points The Wine Advocate
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