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Community Tasting Notes (55) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • No formal notes, but this was excellent. I couldn't believe the freshness it had at 22 years old. Preserved lemon, savory oak, salinity, toasted nut, and bright acid structure. Great balance and complexity.

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  • Last bottle, still great!

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    De color amarillo dorado, algo oscuro, limpio, reflejos dorados y ambarinos. Mucha sensación de grosor, lágrimas amplias, permanentes.

    En nariz está dominado por la fruta madura y un matiz licoroso y avainillado que trae el brioche, orejones, carne de membrillo, cítricos dulces, limón escarchado. Barrica menos intrusiva de lo habitual y completamente integrada al conjunto. Despuntan suaves notas especiadas a semillas de cilantro, cúrcuma, laurel, que van ganando poco a poco más presencia. Suave, cremoso, aromático, directo, sin grandes artificios pero cumplidor.

    En boca es carnoso, seco, corpulento. Muy buena acidez que da paso a un conjunto de enorme madurez con recuerdos de fruta en sazón. Adictivo, sabroso, redondo. Algo menos complejo que otras añadas pero compensado por su inmediatez. Se bebe con gran placer. No parece un vino con grandes posibilidades de envejecimiento pero sin dudas se disfruta como en pocas ocasiones.

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    90% viura, 10% malvasía - 12.5% vol.
    Vendimia manual. Fermentación en viejas tinas de roble de 60 hectolitros sin control de temperatura. Permanece durante 6 años en barricas 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. Permanece durante un mínimo de 9 años en los calados de la bodega antes de ser comercializado. Producción limitada a 14.000 botellas.
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  • Noe kjelleraromaer den første halvtimen, men det blåser av. Voks, aprikos, kamfer, klor, røkte mandler og sherry. Konsentrert frukt og slank, intens syre. Følger opp aromaene i munnen. Flott, interessant vin. 90p.

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  • As always, I find this needs an hour of air to really blommos. Fine acidity and oxidative apple and nut flavors. Lovely.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia) Medium golden color; savory, preserved lemon, coriander, light cumin nose; tasty, silky textured, baked lemon, mineral, preserved lemon, coriander palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    1/8/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia) Light medium golden yellow color; floaty, almond, tart lemon, lemon gelee, sweet butter nose; tasty, youthful, oily textured, lemon oil, potato salad, light butter palate; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia) Light golden yellow color; rich, savory, mineral, baked apple nose; tasty, baked apple, mineral, savory palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (90% Viura, 10% Malvasia)

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