Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 196

  • CWilliam wrote:

    October 1, 2019 - Orange red color with no sediment.

    Dried fruit (cherry/cranberry) on nose with all-spice and tobacco noticeable. On palate, high acidity, medium+ tannins and long finish. Dark cherry, dried plum, tart cherry, dirt and all-spice flavor profile. Tannin level at this age surprised me. 91+/-

  • Beerzebub wrote: flawed

    May 18, 2019 - Corked.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 90 points

    May 10, 2019 - I hadn‘t opened a bottle in three years so it was time to check in on the wine‘s development: The wine was medium garnet in colour and offered red fruit, red cherry, gherkin, spices, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, leather and tobacco on the nose and palate, with lemony acidity, slightly coarse tannin and superb length. To my surprise, I much preferred the wine three years ago and did not really enjoy it at its current stage, probably mostly because the pronounced acidity seemed disharmonious today. I intend to open my next bottle in three years from now. Aerate for at least an hour.

  • kingkanu wrote:

    April 9, 2019 - Really lovely, my last and by far the best of a 6 pack, doing well for a lesser vintage

  • Gcashman wrote:

    April 1, 2019 - Once this opened up tasted spoiled. Have two additional bottles so will try again.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 721384040030, 8423954260061, 8423954260078, 8423954261112

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 945 (53%)
  • Consumed 845 (47%)

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Community Recommendations

Bavette de boeuf, BBQ, BBQ chicken and "bomb" corn., échine de porc, gigot d'agneau aux anchois et à l'ail, lammestek, lapin aux pruneaux, rib-eye steaks, saucisses

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