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1996 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

White Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2013 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 118

  • Will Devize wrote: 94 points

    July 4, 2022 - Wonderful depth and nuance on the nose - a little smoke, some candied fruits and some waxy, oxidative background notes. The palate is surprisingly fresh and discreet showing subtle notes of almond, honey and balancing citrus. A lovely bottle in great condition and an absolute treat with roast chicken, vin jaune and morels at Noble Rot. No need to wait any longer for these.

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  • "Rhône Rider" Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 21, 2022 - Kandisert mango, sopp, kandisert sitrus, hint av rosiner, hvite blomster. Litt kaotisk nese. Fløyel i munn med hvite blomster, melne epler, sitrus og mineraler. Intens og lang. Meget lang. Flott vin!

  • Audun G wrote: 88 points

    November 27, 2021 - Vanilla, citrus and oxidized apples. Also some TCA, which probably has affected the fruitiness. High acidity. Fully mature, but will last for many years.

  • Torchy wrote: 92 points

    October 24, 2021 - Spain (Home): Nose with apricot and some citrus. The wine has a fortified touch, but has a good concentrated fruit taste and high acidity.

  • drrobvino wrote: 89 points

    February 16, 2020 - 2nd of 6 bottles, last tasted 4.5 years ago.
    More akin to a paint product than wine, this is interesting, albeit odd.
    Acetate, glue, macadamia dust, pledge lemon furniture polish, and wet gravel.
    I am not sure what to think, but it raises my brow with interest.
    High acidity, bright and glue-like on the palate (after 4 days open in the fridge with no cork).
    Drink now through 2025+.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    2017 New Releases From Spain, Part 1 (Jan 2017), 1/1/2017 (link)

    (R. Lopez De Heredia Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva (rioja)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2012, IWC Issue #164 (link)

    (R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2013 (link) 92 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia) Medium golden yellow color with 1.5 millimeter clear meniscus; saffron, light cumin, tart lemon, light lemon oil, ripe pear nose; oily textured, lemon oil, tart lemon, mineral, tart pear palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points (90% Viura, 10% Malvasia)

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2012 (link) 94 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia) Medium gold color; beeswax, coriander, savory, baked lemon, saffron nose; tasty, saffron, beeswax, coriander palate; long finish 94+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Blanco Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Tondonia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 721384040016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (3%)
  • In Cellars 395 (47%)
  • Consumed 413 (50%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cheese grits, Crawfish Etoufée, Fish soup with aioli ; merluza en salsa verde, Lyst Kjøtt, Røkelaks, Spekeskinke

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  30 votes

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