2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2014 - 2026 (Edit)
CT90.6 786 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 604

  • maxima wrote: 90 points

    April 28, 2022 - Un classique revisité.
    Encore bien en forme ce vin.
    Tout simplement mythique cette maison!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • NiklasW wrote: 90 points

    April 7, 2022 - Decanted, sipped over a few hours. This did develop with air, and really started flowering with a great paella. The nose was all about dried cherries, leather, notes of dust, very inviting. The palate was quite austere initially, with dried cherries and resolved tannins, more fruit came out with the food. A very nice Rioja!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Biggsy wrote: 92 points

    April 1, 2022 - Tasted blind in week four of Blind.Faith’s blind-tasting competition: two reds from the same region. I was nowhere near getting this (nor were many people in the competition with only 3 from 26 going for Rioja). I went for Barbaresco and thought it was a very good one with some age. From my notes - it’s pale to medium ruby with a wide garnet rim. The nose is lovely with notes of leather, tomato juice and red fruits. For a wine that’s clearly got some age it’s still fresh and grippy with very fine dry tannins. There’s a little nutty note on the very long finish. Excellent wine.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • pigdaddy wrote: 91 points

    March 12, 2022 - decanted 2 hours. maturing well & has remained constant in its classic expression, balanced & sure, cedar, fruit leather, leather leather, restrained; elegant & red fruit-cored, dry & slimly grainy, lengthy acids. distinctive.

    4th/6, where I like it. not part of my regular regimen, rewarding tonight

    mignon Diane, roasted potatoes, arugula w/lemon & cabrales

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RichardP wrote: 92 points

    February 19, 2022 - Strawberry and prune on the nose. On the palate, tart cherry, raspberry, currant, and notes of prune, leather, and rose petal on the medium to long finish, with strong acidity. This was excellent, and although I was hoping for more complexity it may yet improve.

    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.


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

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

  • 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 4000131631919, 721384040030, 721384040207, 8414542150093, 8423954260061, 8423954260078, 8423954261112

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 133 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,453 (54%)
  • Consumed 3,729 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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