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Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994 Tinto

R. LOPEZ de HEREDIA VINA TONDONIA TINTO GRAN RESERVA 1994 ~ 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 10% Mazuelo & Graciano ~ 12.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

96RP / 94IWC

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R. López de Heredia [Viña Tondonia]
Mercedes López de Heredia
DOCa Rioja
Spain

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VIÑA TONDONIA TINTO GRAN RESERVA 1994 | R. LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA | RIOJA

"The 1994 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva has an elegant bouquet with light red cherries, orange blossom, mahogany bureau and burnt buttered toast. The palate has a meaty, savory entry with crisp tannins and racy acidity. It displays superb structure towards the finish where one finds notes of bitter lemon, orange peel and sage. Delicious! Drink: now-2030+."

96 Points | Neal Martin | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #202 | 31 August 2012

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"Full red. Wild, highly perfumed aromas of candied cherry, plum, anise, cured tobacco, Asian spices and vanilla, with smoke and allspice nuances. Sappy, seamless and expansive, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of candied rose and spicecake. In the glass, takes on weight with no loss of vivacity. Silky tannins build on and carry through a very long, smoke- and mineral-accented finish. No way I'd have guessed that this was an 18-year-old wine."

94 Points | Josh Raynolds | Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar | September/October 2012

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"There was a time when some of the greatest wines of Rioja were white, aged to levels of complexity that would drive even the most dour Spanish royal to drink. Today, the only winery to mintain such treasures in current release R. Lopez Heredia. Now entering its third decade, this wine is insanely rich, with a heady fragrance that blends peach skin, litchi, kumquat and leather. The texture is round and supple, the oak-aged fruit character lasting with delicacy and persistence. A rarity within reach."

95 Points | Joshua Greene | Wine & Spirits | December 2012

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Lopez de Heredia makes some of the most traditional wines in Rioja. Wines that are elegant, lithe, ageworthy (and often ageless), ethereal, and must haves for any serious cellar. If the Bosconia gran reservas mimic very good, aged Burgundy, Tondonia would be the Bordeaux counterpart. As the cellar keeps an extensive library, in their constantly cool, humid, mold covered cellar, the provenance of these bottles is typically first rate. Lopez de Heredia: true artisans, keepers of the flame, and if you ask us, a Spanish national treasure.

  • Drink: 2012 - 2030+
  • Production: ca. 18.000 bottles
  • Treatment: 10 years in new and used American oak barrels; with 2 pour-overs per year
  • Remarks: Remarkably young for a 20-year-old wine!