Red

2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 561

  • Too much practice. Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 19, 2020 - Served against Rioja Alfa’s 2001 904, and the style is a little more austere and dusty. Suffered by the comparison but was still quite brilliant. It needs food to show it off.

  • johnmfedorko wrote: 65 points

    August 19, 2020 - Might have had a bad bottle....not very good

  • Paul D wrote: 91 points

    August 2, 2020 - 4/12, OK cork (c50% evenly soaked). #075416.
    Medium/deep garnet core, pale garnet rim. Nose shows dark fruit including blackcurrants, tobacco, touch of brine. Medium bodied, quite rich for a tondonia, tobaccoey dark fruit, spice, soft tannins, fresh/vibrant acidity, some spice on a very good length finish. Starting to fire.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • asparagus Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 26, 2020 - Watching Football as I was chugging this down, so didn’t really pay attention - but this was lovely. Very balanced and very good. Wish I had bought more than the 12 bottles...

  • jamesdoeser wrote:

    July 13, 2020 - Dark stewed plum, olive, leather, nice balance with acidity mellowing and tanins softened.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2019, Issue #83, Recently-Tasted Spanish And Portuguese Wines Autumn 2019

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

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2015, Issue #55, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines- February 2015 And More Notes from October 2014 Visit to Spain

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

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2011, Issue #35, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Old Rioja and An Embarrassment of Riches From Outside the Mainstream Regions

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

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2010, IWC Issue #152 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2011 (link) 92 points

    (R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia) Medium dark cherry red color; nice, dried berry, black cherry nose; tasty, tart currant, tart berry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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, 721384040207, 8414542150093, 8423954260061, 8423954260078, 8423954261112

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 137 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,542 (56%)
  • Consumed 3,375 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Agnello, Barbecue, Carne alla Brace, charcoal grilled steaks, charcoal grilled vegetables, Cheddar, Halibut, Lam, lamb, Ox cheek goulash

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  193 votes

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