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2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2020 - 2032 (Edit)
CT91 352 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 254

  • 32lakeviewwine wrote: 92 points

    May 27, 2023 - Nose of funk upon opening burned off in about an hour and drank well. Cassis, dark fruit. Not falling off any time soon.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NickBurwood Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 11, 2023 - Much as per my Oct '22 note.
    Drinking well now (with 2hr aerated decant) and another decade or so ahead of it at least with possibility of even higher score.

    3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • winepog wrote: 90 points

    February 27, 2023 - Still looks and tastes young. Some interesting flavors though. Could use more time. Cheers!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sjw_11 wrote: 90 points

    January 18, 2023 - No formal notes as drunk for pleasure. Forgot this one in the cupboard since purchased in 2019, when for €27 it still just about represented good value. I am broadly a fan of these wines, and this was spot on the traditional Rioja house style. Dusty red Tempranillo fruits, spice, a touch of earth but still not overly developed. Certainly can go on for many years more to develop more tertiary characteristics. Lovely drinking but I must admit I begin to question the QPR of these wines, with other Rioja producers continually improving.

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  • Zweder wrote: 88 points

    January 17, 2023 - Red berries and cherries in the creamy bouquet. A touch of oak as well. Juicy red berries, a lot of acidity and slightly sticky tannin. Again this vintage does not really impress me. The wine is clean and fresh, but the acidity dominates too much. Possibly with more age on it, this wine will show more finesse...?

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Sara d'Amato
    11/6/2019 (link)

    (Vina Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja Alta red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Michael Godel
    11/4/2019 (link)

    (Vina Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja Alta red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Rioja Looks Back and Ahead (Feb 2019), 2/1/2019 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2018, Issue #78, Recently-Tasted Spanish and Portuguese Wines Part Two- December 2018

    (Rioja “Viña Tondonia” Reserva- López de Heredia) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By James Suckling
    6/22/2018 (link)

    (López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Tondonia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 4000143813938, 473674260719, 7028778261198, 721384040030, 7423979260061, 815783000068, 8423954260078, 8423954260832, 8423954261198

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 171 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5,904 (63%)
  • Consumed 3,307 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

barbecued beef brisket, Birds, braisé, Braised beef + veal., chicken, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, gibier

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  179 votes

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