Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2008 - SPIRITED Wines
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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2008
SKU: 63484

Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 2008

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Lopez de Heredia
Alcohol/vol 13%
Vibrant red color leading slightly towards amber. Fresh nose texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich taste, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and balance. Goes well with all meat dishes however prepared. A perfect partner to a Leg of Lamb stuffed with wild garlic, rosemary and anchovies.
Tim Atkin
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"This is a finely balanced, elegant, savory, elegant blend of Tempranillo with 25% mix of Garnacha, Manzuelo and Graciano, combining summer berry fruit, balancing acidity, granular, soft tannins and an earthy, balsamic undertone. Interesting and delicious to enjoy now, but this will greatly develop further complexity in bottle over the next 20 yrs."

Wine Advocate
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"The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of their aged wines. The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. There are notes of maple, smoke, anise and ripe, crisp fruit. The palate is more lean, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more complexity, definition and precision here than any other Rioja I have tasted this year!"

Robert Parker
James Suckling
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"Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and uniquely delicious, as always."