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2008 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja

Robert Parker - 95pts James Suckling - 95pts

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Winemaker Notes: Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.

Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Graciano and Manzuelo

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Tim Atkin - "Tondonia's reds have been on an upward curve recently and are now at the same level as the bodega's world-class whites. This is a fine, elegant, savoury, low-alcohol blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Mazuelo and Graciano, combining summer berry fruit, racy acidity, granular tannins and an earthy, balsamic undertone. Good now, but this will develop further in bottle."

Robert Parker - 95pts
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more definition and precision here."

James Suckling - 95pts
James Suckling- "Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always. Drink now."

 

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Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2008
Winery Lopez de Heredia
Grape Varietals Tempranillo
Size 750 milliliter
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