Viña Tondonia Reserva is one of the archetypal wines of Rioja; ripe, rich and powerful, but with velvety-smooth tannins - qualities that earned it Neal Martin's description of "distinguished, individual, long-lived and above all, delicious."
Lopez de Heredia
For more than 130 years, three generations of the López de Heredia family have been producing exceptional wines in Rioja. Rafael López de Heredia founded the company in the late nineteenth century and quickly became ...Learn more
“It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good balance between spices, leathery notes, cherries and balsamic notes of cigar box and incense. The palate is both round and crisp, with refined tannins. It has very good balance with subtle acidity and very good persistence. ”
“Tondonia are arch traditionalists (this spends six years in an oak barrel) and usually adorn Michelin-starred restaurant wine lists. Pale with subtle aromas of flowers, Asian spice and red fruit, it only grows in the decanter.”