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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

2/12/2016 - Bandreas wrote: NR

Good old Rioja style; very pleasant to drink as it developed over an hour in the bottle.
Not highly complicated and perhaps not a superlative vintage year but it wa sufficiently intricate to hold my interest throughout the meal.

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White

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/11/2016 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Man am I'm falling in love with rioja blancs. Fresh tropical fruit with white tea, honey, almonds, a hint of fresh vanilla bean and minerals. The entry on the palate is loaded with complexities and great back end acids.

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White

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/11/2016 - Los 12 Glotones Likes this wine: 93 points

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Els12golafres Wine Tasting Group: http://vinosclasicos.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/vina-tondonia-2001-blanco-reserva.html
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De color amarillo dorado, intenso, limpio. Reflejos cobrizos y anaranjados, vivos, brillante. La misma sensación glicérica, mucha cantidad de lágrima, densa, permanente.

Fino, complejo, elegantísimo, abierto desde un primer momento pero sin dejar de ganar en intensidad al ir tomando aire. Hay una pátina de fruta madura y cítricos dulces que va dando paso a una mayor presencia de ahumados, pimienta blanca, cúrcuma, vainilla y un fondo mineral (polvorilla) de grandísima calidad. Ordenado, del todo perfilado, y sin ningún elemento sobrante. Vinazo!!!

En boca es grueso, muy serio, con la barrica integradísima, como pocas veces hemos visto... Sabroso y austero al tiempo, con suaves notas cítricas que se funden en su perfecta acidez. La fruta tiene un arranque dulzoso que se queda ahí, sin ir a más, dejando un final larguísimo. Vinazo!!!

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90% viura, 10% malvasía - 12.5% vol.
- Viñedo situado en la margen derecho del Río Ebro, con una altitud entre 438 y 489 metros sobre suelos aluviales hasta arcillo-calcáreos con presencia de gravas y cantos rodados. Vendimia manual a partir del 8 de octubre. Transporte a bodega en comportas. Fermentación en viejas tinas de madera de roble de 60 hectolitros sin control de temperatura. Permanece durante 6 años en barricas usadas de roble americano de 225 litros. Sometido a 2 trasiegas manuales cada año. Clarificado con claras de huevos frescos. Embotellado directamente de la barrica sin filtrar. Producción limitada a 11.000 botellas de 75 cl. Permanece durante un mínimo de 6 años en botellero en los calados de la bodega antes de ser comercializado.
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Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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1/14/2016 - astroman Likes this wine: NR

Casual Drinks Round 1 2016 (Extra Space Boon Keng, Singapore): Smokey raisin notes with good clean palate. Good fitness on the palate exhibiting youth despite the age. Good finish

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Red

1964 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/10/2016 - morpheusrising wrote: 98 points

Holy Cow! Opened alongside a late 60s 6 Año white and a 1991 Bosconia Gran Reserva.

The '64 had an element of freshness that the others did not. Classic Riojo nose of dried fruit and a little barnyard/funk. Pallate was pure freshness and dried cherries. Blind, I would have guessed it was only a few years old. How can this thing be 51+ years!

Plenty of structure and acid on the back to carry this for a long while. Compared to the 1991s we've had recently, this is pure muscle and needs a bit more time. I'd guess 10-20 years or more. Glad there are 2 more in the cellar!

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/5/2016 - SLeo wrote: 90 points

Enjoyable bottle.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/9/2016 - Swaggering Beaunie Likes this wine: 88 points

Delicate but good, this wine required quite a bit of aeration to show itself. It was austere upon opening, but eventually showed sappy black cherry, vanilla and caramel, and just a hint of tobacco. Not much Rioja regional character was in evidence....lean vintage.

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White

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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2/8/2016 - bags wrote: NR

just hitting its drinking zone. Pretty amazing for LdH's simpler white....Hope to save my last bottle for 5 years as a science experiment.

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Red

1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/7/2016 - Rongonzalez Likes this wine: 96 points

The timing was perfect with Super Bowl 50!
No need to wait any longer.

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/7/2016 - Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 90 points

Eucalyptus nose, dried apricot, olive, salted tomato in the mouth. Drinking well.

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Red

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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2/7/2016 - elledeca wrote: NR

Finally hits its stride, the wood is more integrated and the fruit opened up. Very nice

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White

2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/6/2016 - hackey37 Likes this wine: 90 points

Clear gold color, bright and low color density. The smells are vanilla, citrus zest, lanolin, and floral notes. The banana peel, lime, orange, and saline notes. The body is smooth and moderately weighted. Nice complex wine.

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White

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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2/6/2016 - Ron Van Holland wrote: 92 points

Beautiful viura. Please reference my note of 12-2-12 for details, which still apply.

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Red

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

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2/5/2016 - diggydan wrote: 92 points

What a nose! Beautiful and elusive scents of soft red fruits and leather. The body is elegant, lithe, and feminine. The palate is acid driven with softened tannins - more fruit would improve this to the level of a stupendous wine.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/5/2016 - PC73 wrote: 90 points

Surprisingly mature flavour profile. Fruit very much stewed flavours. Nice complexity and tannins still present. I question how much longer this will live.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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2/3/2016 - Yagil wrote: 89 points

2001 Rioja wines tasting (Yagil's home): dark translucent red-purple with brown tones
present nose of rich dark mature fruits (plums) with earthy and tobacco-spicy notes
firm tannins on the palate, good acidity level, fairly structured and complexed, intense cherries, plums, some jammy tones, earthy-dusty character, savoury and light spicy association, cedar aroma, leathery and chewy aftertaste. Bottom line: very classic Rioja-for-food wine.

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

2/3/2016 - DaleW wrote: NR

No 2003 pruniness or roasted notes- fresh raspberry fruit, some coffee, game, spice. Lovely midbodied wine. Ripe enough, and maybe not one for the ages, but I am sure I'll enjoy over a decade B+

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Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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1/30/2016 - AV2012 wrote: 92 points

Fresher, more intense but leaner than Bosconia GR '95 we had alongside. Bouquet of balsamic vinegar, high pitched herbal notes, some peppermint, dried sweet fruits, tapenade. Silky, melting tannins. Not as lively as expected, one must be attentive when drinking this, not a loud wine in any sense.

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Red

1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

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1/30/2015 - AV2012 wrote: 91 points

Forest, some marinade on the nose. Earthy, savoury, quite light bodied for a GR. Denser and sweeter than Tondonia GR '94 we had alongside. Long finish with a peppery element. Lovely.

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White

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

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2/1/2016 - sunnylea57 wrote: 87 points

Disappointing and not at all what I've come to expect from a Tondonia Blanco. Briny, awkward and unpleasant.

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White

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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1/31/2016 - Billigan Likes this wine: 91 points

Lovely nose of hazelnuts, wax, marzipan, and old oak. Nice combo of viscosity and freshness on the palate, with a faint bit of saline making this eminently sippable and great with food.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/31/2016 - JimmyBubbles wrote: NR

Otra extraña botella de este vino. Ya son unas cuantas. Tengo que probar a dejarlo abierto con mucha antelación. Tomado en restaurante en Avila.

Bastante lacteo, abriendose poco a poco, con carne y cafe. Es la boca la que descoloca más, se hace algo pesado de beber. Le falta brio.

Seremos nosotros...

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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1/30/2016 - shakeypuss wrote: NR

87

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White

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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1/30/2016 - Levantine wrote: NR

Dinner at home with lomo and jamon ib pn
Nuttiness to go with nuttiness
Stood well and it has time ahead

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White

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

Viura more

1/30/2016 - Bob H Likes this wine: NR

Golden colored - the lightest of the three whites in terms of color. And the 3rd straight wine to display an oxidative note on the nose, although this wine's nose has more going on as well.

Bone dry on the palate, with notable acidity. It has a touch of acerbity on the finish that adds to the wine's complexity - like the two previous wines, more interesting than delicious - not a wine for simple sipping, but one that demands you to think about it.

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