R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1981

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Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

It is well known that classic white Rioja can handle decades in a bottle. I believe Lopez de Heredia is a true master at this game. This 1981 Tondonia is rustic and musty at first then, after decanted, open with a beautifull palate, full and dense with a super be acidity. It is a wine you cannot compare to anything in the world but this mix of brightness, light oxidation and maturity is phenomenal. A very serious wine with tons of spices, with a sexy cassonade/ cinnamon nose. I absolutely loved it. A true experience

It is well known that classic white Rioja can handle decades in a bottle. I believe Lopez de Heredia is a true master at this game. This 1981 Tondonia is rustic and musty at first then, after decanted, open with a beautifull palate, full and dense with a super be acidity. It is a wine you cannot compare to anything in the world but this mix of brightness, light oxidation and maturity is phenomenal. A very serious wine with tons of spices, with a sexy cassonade/ cinnamon nose. I absolutely loved it. A true experience

9.5

Jeff Moore Delectable Pro

1981 vintage. Just an awesome bottle of wine!

1981 vintage. Just an awesome bottle of wine!

9.5

Bill Wenzlau Delectable Pro

A little bit of barrel and maybe a few years too late.

A little bit of barrel and maybe a few years too late.

8.8

Max Bozoghlian Delectable Pro

Owner/Wine Director Carlito's Gardel

1981 clearly stated on the label...

1981 clearly stated on the label...

9.6

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Elegant and balanced. Lovely food wine

Elegant and balanced. Lovely food wine

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely oxidative in style

Lovely oxidative in style

9.0

Rachel Merriam Delectable Pro

Wine Director Casa Mono

1981

1981

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

More oxidative than normal for this wine but still lovely. A classic white

More oxidative than normal for this wine but still lovely. A classic white

9.0

Marc On Delectable Pro

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

Almonds, wax, vinegar, cold smoke and pear on the nose. Again a lot of smokey flavours on the palate. Very straight with fresh acidity & bone dry. Long finish. A very special wine which every wine freak should taste once in his life.

Almonds, wax, vinegar, cold smoke and pear on the nose. Again a lot of smokey flavours on the palate. Very straight with fresh acidity & bone dry. Long finish. A very special wine which every wine freak should taste once in his life.

9.4

Alex Papanicolaou Delectable Pro

I love Lopez blanco to a fault, but this was special. Find it and drink it.

I love Lopez blanco to a fault, but this was special. Find it and drink it.

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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