R. Lopez de Heredia 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva Tinto

Regular price £37
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A lot has changed in Rioja in the past twenty years. New oak, younger, simpler, fruit-driven wines. But none of that has touched Lopez de Heredia, the region's most steadfastly traditional producer, and arguably the best. They continue to make wine exactly how they have done for the last 140-odd years. There is no new French oak here - all the barrels are traditional, old American wood. And where most producers release their wine as soon as it qualifies for 'Reserva' status, Lopez de Heredia keep it far longer, only making it available when they believe it is ready. While they make several wines from different vineyards and with different ageing, the Reserva from the Tondonia vineyard is their flagship. The 2005 vintage is outstanding - drinking beautifully now, it could easily go for another 10-20 years.

A handsome magnum!!! Gorgeous subtle ruby colour. Such classic, mature rioja aromas! Graceful. Far from heavy. Just a lovely 13- year-old treasure that could be drunk now but could be a wonderful present for someone starting a cellar. Long and delightfully subtle. Transparent.

17.5 points

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 15/10/2019

Tondonia is the vineyard - 100 hectares of bush vines 450m above sea level. Six years in barrel, then a similar period in bottle before release

Wine Viña Tondonia Reserva Tinto
Producer R. Lopez de Heredia
Vintage 2006
Style Red
Blend 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Unknown
Alcohol 13%
Size 75cl

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