R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

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Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2008 R. Lopez de Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia’ Reserva is a spectacular effort in a difficult growing season that saw ideal weather at harvest. Aged for six years in handmade 225L American oak vessels, this saw a further four years of bottle age prior to release. The aromatic range here is quite impressive, from toasty oak and cranberry to peat moss, pipe tobacco, leather and pomegranate seed with red floral undertones that all meld in the glass. The silky texture offers and air of elegance. Pine needles and a rich core of red fruits collide with minerals, orange zest and salty undertones on the palate. The balance here and long finish add to the enjoyment. Spectacular now at the thirteen year mark, the 2008 R. Lopez de Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia’ Reserva Rioja will provide drinking enjoyment for several more decades to come. Drink 2021-2038- 95

The 2008 R. Lopez de Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia’ Reserva is a spectacular effort in a difficult growing season that saw ideal weather at harvest. Aged for six years in handmade 225L American oak vessels, this saw a further four years of bottle age prior to release. The aromatic range here is quite impressive, from toasty oak and cranberry to peat moss, pipe tobacco, leather and pomegranate seed with red floral undertones that all meld in the glass. The silky texture offers and air of elegance. Pine needles and a rich core of red fruits collide with minerals, orange zest and salty undertones on the palate. The balance here and long finish add to the enjoyment. Spectacular now at the thirteen year mark, the 2008 R. Lopez de Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia’ Reserva Rioja will provide drinking enjoyment for several more decades to come. Drink 2021-2038- 95

9.5

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2008 R. Lopez Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia Reserva’ Rioja is a marvelous effort from this challenging vintage in La Rioja. The wine is a complex blend of Tempranillo (75%), and Garnacho (15%), with Graciano and Mazuelo (5%) that was aged for six years before bottling. The wine is might be showing a bit more depth and concentration than the ’07 bottling while the ’07 is slightly more geared towards finesse. Deep white truffle and wild blackberry notes combine with shades of cinnamon, orange rind and sour kirsch on this gorgeous bouquet. The palate is wonderfully viscous and concentrated. Layers of sour red and ark fruits collide with minerals, smoky terroir and shades of blood orange zest and peat moss on this simply gorgeous palate. Rich and layered, yet having a sterling sense of tension, this magical new wine will cellar well for at least another fifteen years. Drink 2020-2038- 95

The 2008 R. Lopez Heredia ‘Vina Tondonia Reserva’ Rioja is a marvelous effort from this challenging vintage in La Rioja. The wine is a complex blend of Tempranillo (75%), and Garnacho (15%), with Graciano and Mazuelo (5%) that was aged for six years before bottling. The wine is might be showing a bit more depth and concentration than the ’07 bottling while the ’07 is slightly more geared towards finesse. Deep white truffle and wild blackberry notes combine with shades of cinnamon, orange rind and sour kirsch on this gorgeous bouquet. The palate is wonderfully viscous and concentrated. Layers of sour red and ark fruits collide with minerals, smoky terroir and shades of blood orange zest and peat moss on this simply gorgeous palate. Rich and layered, yet having a sterling sense of tension, this magical new wine will cellar well for at least another fifteen years. Drink 2020-2038- 95

9.5

Maggie Harrison Delectable Pro

aged tempranillo rosé.

aged tempranillo rosé.

Blake Walker

Leather, plum, dried red fruit, spice box, dill. Medium bodied, elegant, with fresh acidity.

Leather, plum, dried red fruit, spice box, dill. Medium bodied, elegant, with fresh acidity.

9.3

Cheri Coyle

Leather and juicy and beautiful. Great price.

Leather and juicy and beautiful. Great price.

8.5

Linda Hartsema

Richie is on his holidays and we are in lockdown drinking this from the box from Richie’s team. It has been raining all day....

Richie is on his holidays and we are in lockdown drinking this from the box from Richie’s team. It has been raining all day....

8.5

Bernat Jaume

Nariz floral. Me esperaba más de este vino. Me resulta corto y algo ácido al final. Al airearse mejora, pero no lo suficiente. Me ha defraudado.

Nariz floral. Me esperaba más de este vino. Me resulta corto y algo ácido al final. Al airearse mejora, pero no lo suficiente. Me ha defraudado.

8.5

Derrick Montiel

Rose magic. Elegant, funky, silky. I will dream about this.

Rose magic. Elegant, funky, silky. I will dream about this.

9.3

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    New York, NY 10022

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    Saturday, 12p.m. - 8 p.m.

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