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Red

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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5/19/2015 - SteveG wrote: 91 points

Transparent garnet. Medium nose of bramble, plums, herbs, and tar. The palate is riper, vinous black fruit, and a bit of smokey herb. The finish is long and has nice body, but cleansing and mature. A very nice tempranillo blend.

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Red

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/18/2015 - Ben H. Likes this wine: NR

So much to enjoy here. Incredibly fresh tasting. I was happy that I didn't decant. At the end of the bottle there was just a very slight cloudiness to the wine, almost no sediment. The wine closed up on itself, or faded, after being open for a few hours.

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Red

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

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5/17/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Even garnet throughout. Some mustiness blew off; afterwards, gentle aromas of faded strawberry and herb. Light weight. Light red fruit, a twist of blood orange (as in some red Burgundy), and balsam wood. Gradually fading finish. Prototypical Lopez de Heredia subtlety and class, but this is missing the uncanny fruit that the greatest examples can seduce with even at this stage. A great pleasure but not as life altering as some other vintages (e.g., 1981) have been.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/17/2015 - jshearer wrote: flawed

Two corked bottles in a row. Are people seeing a lot of bottle variation here?

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

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5/17/2015 - SteveG wrote: 90 points

Solid LdH, rather than exceptional, still rather enjoyed with duck comfit and jamon risotto.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/17/2015 - stiang Likes this wine: 87 points

Sur-søt bålrøyk. Overraskende moden frukt; lær og tobakk, touch fjøs. Bløt og tertiær. Tanninene og syren kommer i finish. Undres veldig over lagringspotensialet her. Var bedre i 2012

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White

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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5/17/2015 - czar33 wrote: 87 points

Très sec, assez complexe, effectivement ciré et un peu oxydé, il faut aimer le genre.

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Red

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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5/16/2015 - Zorg wrote: 84 points

A good typical Rioja but nothing special and tastes a little diluted and watery.

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Red

2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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5/16/2015 - thefleeingloaf Likes this wine: 88 points

In a tasting of 3 Crianzas, this may have been my least favorite at first. It was plenty enjoyable but seemed simple and slightly fruit, although displaying some enjoyable earth and well integrated tannins.

With food, however - and a bit of time - this was overwhelmingly my favorite. Excellent acidity allowed it to stand up to the stew. Juicy but restrained and full of mineral-y, earthy goodness.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/16/2015 - weiny Likes this wine: NR

Sehr kühl geöffnet, daher auch erst verschlossen in der Nase. Mus definitiv nicht mehr dekantiert werden. Knackig in der Säure, mit Waldbeerigem Abgang

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/15/2015 - JimmyBubbles wrote: NR

Sacado a ciegas.

Para mi oxidado (dos días abierto). Poco reconocible.

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White

1999 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/14/2015 - Cote d'Or Likes this wine: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
-translucent but glowing med gold
-honey, some caramel, wax
-crisp med+ acidity bolsters the sappy med- weight mid-palate with caramel butterscotch floral and pear, quite long with a hint of oak on finish
-really quite lovely as the acidity gives it a verve and freshness on top of the mature elements and oxidative notes, suspect this will be similarly excellent for several more years

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Red

1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia

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4/11/2014 - Paul S wrote: 93 points

Birthday Dinner (2) 2014 (Jade Palace, Forum Galleria, Singapore): A lovely wine, drinking quite at peak. This had a classic Rioja nose, with cigarette smoke and tobacco aromas (somewhat reminiscent of Marlboro menthol lights) around a core of sweet cherry notes, then little drifts of dried herb and dried flowers and fragrant spice all playing against a backdrop of loamy earth – an absolutely beautiful bouquet. The palate had a stunningly youthful brilliance to it, with wonderfully bright, juicy acidity and the silkiest tannins hugging lovely flavours of bright cherries and wild berries. The wine may lack some of the depth that you will find in the Reserva or Gran Reserva, but there was such beautiful purity here. Bright, fresh, lively and absolutely joyous, I really enjoyed drinking this. A streak of metallic mineral and a little waft of cigarette ash and dried herb then stretched into a wonderfully fresh, lengthy finish. A beautifully elegant and graceful Rioja, this was drinking wonderfully on the night.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/13/2015 - Jhcwine Does not like this wine: 85 points

Over the hill.

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White

2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/13/2015 - thefleeingloaf Likes this wine: NR

Fascinating and wonderful. Hard to assign a rating because I'm unfamiliar with white Riojas and aged whites in general (not that I'm normally very scientific in my scores). But this is an excellent wine that I would recommend highly.

Beautiful light amber color. Smells very much like sherry. Dried fruits. Apricots. Slightly viscous but definitely not syrupy. Round without that weird overly malolactic roundness - I think this is mainly coming from the age. Very lively still. A lingering finish that leaves the palate feeling clean and crisp and ready for more! Rich and refreshing all at once.

Fantastic bottle. If, like me, you were wondering what a white with this sort of age on it tastes like...do yourself a favor and drink this! I don't always spend $40 on a Wednesday night wine, but when I do, it's a 15-year old white Rioja. Where else, aside from Spain, will you get a wine of this quality, with this age, for this price?

I cooked up some trout and covered it in browned butter and some almonds cooked in said butter. A cliche way to serve trout, but it went wonderfully with the wine.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/12/2015 - Motz wrote: 90 points

Consistent with previous note. Weightier and more rustically earthy than the 2001 vintage. The wine features an enjoyable Bordeaux-like funk and earthiness.

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Red

2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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5/8/2015 - Yiannis Likes this wine: 90 points

Medium garnet. Red cherry, sour cherry and red berry fruit on the nose alongside some notes of damp earth and leather. Medium-bodied. balanced and elegant with med-high acidity and quite firm but fine tannins. Med-long aftertaste. Drinks nicely right now and will continue for another 5-10 years. Traditional food-friendly rioja, closer to a reserva than a crianza in style.

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Red

2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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5/11/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

walnuts, figs, sour cherries, and much earth. And a touch of mold (why not?).

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Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/10/2015 - SouthernStateofMind Likes this wine: NR

A classic old-school Rioja that's currently right in the sweet spot. Dusty red fruit layered with soft undertones of tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate, leather and cedar accented by sweet spiced notes. Fully integrated, delicate on the palate providing a long, evenly balanced harmonious finish. Delicious!

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/10/2015 - Bellissimo Likes this wine: NR

Served with a Moroccan influenced dinner. Fairly dark color. Nose shows oak and dark cherry whereas the palate is much more savory with leather, dried herbs, some somewhat sweet red fruits and finishes with some black tea (thanks to the tannins). Really an acid driven wine that cries for food. Easy buy year in, year out.

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Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/10/2015 - rmalloy Likes this wine: 92 points

Wild medium-ripe bramble fruit, balsamic vinegar, tobacco, tapenade, smoked meat. "Rustic" is a great word to describe this. Far from a crowd pleaser. An analogy could be drawn to a lambic in the beer world, though this wine is not quite that extreme in sourness and wildness.

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/10/2015 - kenito799 wrote: 92 points

Cherry, raspberry, vanilla, woody notes in the long finish. Great acidity and balance, drinking well.

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White

1999 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/9/2015 - Gece Likes this wine: 91 points

Quite crisp despite a clearly oxidative character. Mushrooms and walnuts along with citrus, green apples, cloudberries and some sweet red berries, all underlined by some subtle but ubiquitous oak.

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White

1996 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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5/7/2015 - Conde Likes this wine: 91 points

Vackert bärnstensfärgat. I näsan finns det nötter, vax, en ton av gräddkola och övermogen citron. I munnen är vinet mer än medelfylligt, mycker runt och mjukt, men ändå mycket torrt och distinkt. Här finns lite gul mogen frukt, och en bra, integrerad syra som gör vinet fräscht trots smakrikedomen och texturen.

Till ugnsstekt lax med västerbottens- och dillpesto.

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White

2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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5/4/2015 - JohnSh wrote: 92 points

Is this the most chameleon-like wine ever? This was the best bottle yet, so I lucked out. No oxidation here (although a little doesn't bother me). A wonderful, fascinating nose: rubber, smoke and honeysuckle might not sound too great, but the sum are greater than its parts. The medium bodied palate is quite creamy and delicious, with lanolin, honeysuckle. lime and slight oak notes. A long, intense finish, as nice acidity kicks in and merges with the creamy texture (A-).

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