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Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva


If ever there was a quintessential Rioja, this is it! Highly regarded by many, and utterly revered by others. This vintage is showing itself to be a little more approachable than the previous, which still needs a little more time to slumber.

Still, it is showing the classic Tondonia character of rich, red and black fruit mixed with leather and cured jamón. Even at this young age (for this producer), the aromas and freshness emanating from the wine are clear, complemented perfectly by musky, scented notes of pot pourri and incense. The palate is fine and fresh with a lovely core of redcurrant and raspberry fruit. There is a gorgeous succulence to the weight of fruit on the palate, all offset by a fine line of mandarin citric acidity running right through the core.

Drink now with a 2-hour decant, or cellar until 2050.

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This winery is truly one of the greatest treasures of the wine world. To step back inside the López de Heredia winery is to step back in time. This iconic winery was founded in 1877, and little changed since, López de Heredia might not be quite the oldest winery in Rioja, but they are certainly the most tradition bound and least changed. You read a lot of marketing fluff about ‘family winemaking tradition’, but at López de Heredia, this is reality. Maria José López de Heredia and her winemaker sister, Mercedes, couldn’t care less about wine fashions. They’ve been producing wines in the style their great grandfather did, where their wines slumber in their deep cellars for many years before release.  The quest for perfection is of utmost importance, and no wine is released until it is ready. Their famed Rose is a true unicorn of the wine world, and their white Gran Reserva’s truly have to be tasted to be believed.

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