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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/25/2015 - AV2012 wrote: 89 points

From a magnum, served at 18C. Mild, somewhat subdued fruits, a touch of pickle, but much less than expected from 6 years in old US oak. On the lighter, elegant side. At this point I like it more than 2001, it is more drinkable, more ready now.

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White

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

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7/27/2015 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: 95 points

We think this is a special wine that requires a more, dare we say it, sophisticated palate. If you want a zesty Sauvignon Blanc, fruit Chardonnay or even a fun-sipping Vinho Verde, then walk around the corner. This is that unique vixen in graduate school, who revels in being different while being envied by the cool cheerleaders and secretly sought-after by the Captain of the Yank football team. Do you remember Rizzo in Grease? She is sashaying around in our glasses! Or perhaps the Roar of Katy Perry for the younger folk. Significantly dark yellow to the eye. A bit of petrol (not enough...too young?), silky vanilla, musty oak and oh our ears and whiskers - some serious honey. Shockingly still fresh and vibrant. We are sipping via Coravin so we plan to continue for another 4+ weeks. This is way too cool for school!

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White

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Excellent with tapas dishes at Ataula

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Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

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7/25/2015 - cos82 Likes this wine: 92 points

Mature pale Ruby in color. Fabulous nose with strong floral elements combined with black fruits, cedar, cinnamon and lead pencil. Soft palate of black fruits, earth, crushed stones and cedar. No tannin, balanced and nice finish. Although this should last for while, I would drink up before the fruit disappears.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/26/2015 - Askvig wrote: 92 points

Dufter av skogbunn, kaffe og friske mørke bær med innslag av modent treverk og svisker. Kjølig og konsentrert mørk frukt på smak med en delikat og lang tanninstruktur. En elegant og moden vin som tåler mange år i kjelleren.

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White

1998 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/25/2015 - jmw17 Likes this wine: NR

After drinking this, I can understand the mixed reviews. This is a fascinating and complex wine that doesn't fit easily into any of the common categories. At the same time, it is incredibly light and almost watery, sharply tart, richly perfumed, and evolving in the glass and on the palate. Significantly better on day 2 than day 1. Rich nose of plums/tamarind; very light texture; taste of sweet Meyer lemon, mineral water, light rosewater; long honeyed prune/tamarind finish matches the perfume. Too nuanced to pair well with spicy Indian as a Riesling might; i will try lemon/caper sauce next time

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Red

1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/23/2015 - DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 93 points

Esta vez, ocho meses después, esta botella estaba en una etapa completamente distinta. Mucho mas avanzada. Con notas de caza, tabaco fresco, pieles curtidas, de fondo ferruginoso y sanguíneo. Muy mineral. Un vino etéreo, de final eterno. Delicioso.
SRC: Sarah V.

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Red

1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/25/2015 - RussK wrote: 91 points

Russk. Wizards at Adena at Gulfstream. Very Burgundy like. Light color and body. A lot of minerality and some citrus pith. 91+

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Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/24/2015 - andtheodor wrote: 90 points

At first this is closed off, woody, and undeveloped with dark primary fruit and not much else. After a night recorked in the cellar it's much more open, the wood recedes, the fruit sweetens, and it develops a Lopez perfume and everything syncs up. Good stuff, but drink those 2002s now and let these sit.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/23/2015 - jonathanwilliam wrote: 93 points

Lovely, elegant, rich red fruits and old leather, perhaps too tangy at the end? Very enjoyable.

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Red

1998 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/16/2015 - Poisey Likes this wine: 93 points

Stinky barnyard aromas with red meat and blood. Feminine and elegant on the pallet. Celery stalk and sour red cherries on the finish. Drying tannin yet so silky.

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Red

1976 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia

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7/11/2015 - beatles wrote: 91 points

A weekend in East Sussex (UK): Sweet. almost Pinot-like, evolved, but certainly alive with tobacco, sweet spice and an endearing lightness of being. While not exactly my style, I respect the quality and personality. From PB

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White

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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7/19/2015 - prasm Likes this wine: 91 points

Popped and poured, consumed over 3 hours. Nose: Medium expressiveness, lemon, damp soil, muskmelon, and minerals. Palate: Medium bodied, pear, muskmelon, nice mid-palate acidic driven kick, mineral presence in the back-end. Finish: Medium length, dominated by musky soil, lemon, and minerals - some may find this slightly off, but this is my third bottle and all have been similar and it works for me, a different wine from the viura grape in Rioja - try it, you may like it.

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Red

2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

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7/19/2015 - amenenberg Likes this wine: 90 points

Nose: moderately aromatic, the foci are cherries and leather. Slight bit of bitter chocolate and cinnamon. Even slighter hint of mint. Palate: very smooth with just a touch of sweetness. Fully integrated tannin. Just a slight dusting of texture. Beautiful mouthfeel. Nice acidity and medium weight. Cherries, strawberries. Red plums. Blood orange. Cocoa. Mint here too. Touch of sherry as well, which isn't normally a good sign because it suggests the onset of oxidization. Finish: the tannins feature most strongly on the finish. The fruit that persists gets just a bit tart, but not in a bad way. Cherries remain but turn into cranberries. The leather is still there, and the mint comes on strong. Overall a very nice and classic old school Rioja. Excellent value and sitting in a nice place right now. It probably has another few years of good life to it but I don't foresee any positive evolution from where it's at right now. Great wine.

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White

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

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7/19/2015 - millerarner Likes this wine: 91 points

Amazing how fresh this still is. This clearly has many more years in it. Petrol, roasted cashew, dark toffee, and rubber on the nose. The palate is minerally with waves of tangy lemon. Bracing acidity held in check by the weight/balance. Great pairing with seared scallops, crab cakes, escargot.

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White

1999 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/18/2015 - ckinv368 wrote: 92 points

A tad bitter, smoky, earthy, oxidized, and funky. Great with food. Really mellows into some sweet berry notes when a little spice is added to the mix. Great wine, as always.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/14/2015 - Christine Havens wrote: flawed

I was actually, sadly disappointed in this bottle. With muted aromas and flavors, it lacks the complexity I expect from Lopez de Heredia wines. Most likely, it's been stored incorrectly somewhere on its journey, from the producer to my cellar.

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White

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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7/18/2015 - MAOC wrote: NR

PnP. Light gold colour. Fresh and relatively non-oxidative start with a lovely profile of apricot, lemon and slightly creamy vanilla with excellent acidity running through. Leaving the wine in the glass for an hour it developed the more typical almond notes. Delicious at both stages, this is a bargain wine to drink or cellar. ***1/2+

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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4/9/2015 - andtheodor wrote: 92 points

Clay, leather, balsamic, cherry vanilla, grilled meat, sweet/tart fruit, some VA, damp cellar scents.Palate is brothy, chalky, taut, & soulful. Love this, a masterful wine.

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Red

1965 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia

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7/17/2015 - steinersing wrote: 94 points

Drank five consistently beautiful bottles with great levels on two separate occasions with friends. Great nose, truffles, bit of Haut Brion smell, quite sweet and long, very good.

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Red

1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/16/2015 - cardsandwine Likes this wine: NR

90- minute slo-o. Earthy bouquet, translucent hue with virtually no bricking. While an overall enjoyable wine, the fruit seemed tired and never really blossomed. Finish was on the short side. On day two, the wine became more opaque with browning now occurring. Very little difference on the palate.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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6/18/2015 - JJKinch wrote: 92 points

Red fruit (cherry), nice tobacco, leather, spice. Good acidity. Slight
vanilla. Really well knit. Open. Nice finish. Really enjoyable.

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White

1987 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

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7/14/2015 - AV2012 wrote: 94 points

White Rioja: Wow. Intense, smoky nose of dried meat, sausage, lots of pickle, wax and sweet waffles. Very round and complex. Opening up well with air, very, very good.

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White

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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7/14/2015 - AV2012 wrote: 91 points

White Rioja: Classic Gravonia nose of pickle, fat vanilla, melon, small yellow plums, even some glue and with time chamomille tea. Very high accidity, overall intense, palate quite round and soft given the accidity.

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White

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Crianza Viña Gravonia

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7/13/2015 - AV2012 wrote: 91 points

Whites from France and Spain: Sweet vanila, almond cookies, marinated lemon, round and evidently oaked. Love this wine.

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