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Community Tasting Notes (40) Avg Score: 88.1 points

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    De color amarillo dorado, reflejos vivos, anaranjados, brillante. Fuerte sensación de grosor, lágrimas finas.

    Muy clásico y reconocible. Un Gravonia maduro como pocas añadas con notas de pulpa y puré de frutas, cabello de ángel, roscón de reyes (fruta escarchada, bollería) y un fondo muy intenso a tiza y almendras amargas. Parece muy integrado en este momento sin que destaquen los tostados de la crianza. Se abre cada vez más dando aromas de membrillo, miel y romero.

    En boca es graso y con volumen, seco, maduro, lleno de apuntes cítricos dulces, fruta de hueso reducida y suaves amargosos de los taninos de la barrica, finamente marcados. Elegante, integrado, sabroso, placentero y sobre todo accesible. Pide ser bebido ya por que está en un momento excelente: fresco, maduro, redondo. Un vino al que no es aconsejable darle mucho más tiempo de guarda y que es todo lo contrario al de 2001. No hay dudas que la familia López de Heredia sabe elaborar blancos de gran altura año tras año. Otro ejemplo de ello!!

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    100% viura - 12.5% vol.
    Permanece durante 4 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. Producción limitada a 28.900 botellas.
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  • hint of sherry on the nose; good mouth feel; quince; hollow mid palate and short finish.

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  • This started out a little awkward and was mostly notable for the luscious, oily mouthfeel. At first it made me think of a rustic Italian white from an obscure indigenous grape variety. It both smoothed out and gained acidity as it was open for an hour or so. Definitely an excellent food wine and black licorice was a crazy pairing that actually worked quite well. This was rather overshadowed at the tasting by two older vintages of Tondonia Blanco. It was still enjoyable, but it seemed more in the realm of normal wine while those were on another plane of wine existence.

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  • Bright gold. Cheese, herbs and pineapple in the nose. Soft slightly oxed fruit flavours. Delicious with the sweetbread terrine but very soft on it's own.

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  • Bill's Monthly Lunch - January 2012 (Vancouver, BC): Tasted blind -light to medium gold colour. Slightly oxidized aromas come from the glass with notes of tropical fruit, cheesy funk and hints of honey and toast. In the mouth this is soft with sweeter flavours and a slightly sour finish. Very good.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2009, IWC Issue #145, (See more on Vinous...)

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