Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 238

  • esh44 wrote: flawed

    September 7, 2020 - Mildly corked, unfortunately.

  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 6, 2020 - Beautiful nose with cherries, leather, red fruit, iron, and blood orange. Medium-high acidity, quite integrated tannins, some notes of old leather, red berries, and savory/meaty notes. Long finish. This is an outstanding wine, I loved it!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • camben wrote:

    August 19, 2020 - Beautiful strawberry kissed juice

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    August 1, 2020 - Saturday hangout (socially distanced) (Chicago, IL): Very Rioja on the nose, and also Lopez with that hit of animally funk. The palate shows some fruit still, as well as some leathery notes, and more of those animal/barnyard flavours. On the other hand, the palate is exquisitely silky and resolved, and there aren't as many tannins as I would have expected, which makes me wonder about further aging potential, as this really seems very mature and ready now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    July 27, 2020 - This was stellar; dark garnet with a fabulous nose of dried red currant, dried cherry, worn leather, a hint of dried herbs and a faint hint of vanilla, fresh turned earth and a bit of dried orange peel. The palate had great energy and great concentration. The balance was perfect. An absolute classic aged Rioja. Should drink well for years to come.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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    4/24/2018 (link)

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Vinous

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/25/2014 (link)

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Vinous

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

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The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Tondonia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 8423954260023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 53 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,973 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,141 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, Veal, beef, chicken, smoked turkey, turkey

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100% Like It  95 votes

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