Red Wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 2004

Gran Reserva red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuelo, and Graciano aged for 10 years in barrels and for 5+ years in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 120 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
P 100 97 98

Availability: In stock

Product Description

When considering if the wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva is worth a buy, just ask yourself this question: Nowadays, how many wineries in the world have the patience, the means and the courage to release a wine 20 years after the harvest of the grapes?

The answer is: very few. Well, López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia from Rioja is one of them.

This world-class Spanish red wine is crafted mostly from Tempranillo, with a lesser amount of Grenache, Graciano and Mazuela, all coming from estate vineyards.

The vineyards are cultivated with minimal intervention techniques and wise-old traditional methods by the winery.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were carefully vinified and aged for 10 years in barrels, with two manual rackings performed per year. The wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 2004 was then clarified with egg whites and aged for 5+ more years in its bottle before its commercial release onto the market.

We suggest that you gently decant this Gran Reserva red wine at least 2 hours before drinking.

Incidentally, the current vintage of this red wine from La Rioja got a Parker 100 point score.

Very limited availability.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva is medium ruby red with brick red edges and maroon glints.


Majestically elegant and impossibly refined, this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela and Graciano exhibits white truffle, lavender, forest floor, exotic spices, forest berries and an earthy and balsamic note. Head-spinning complexity.


This wine from R. López de Heredia - Viña Tondonia is dry, pure and linear, with incredible balance and precision. Texture is phenomenal: suave, smooth, with amazing energy and inner symmetry. Well integrated tannins and a complex, neverending finish.

Our personal opinion

A timeless Rioja, the wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 2004 is for the ages.


Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 2001:

Enterwine 94. Parker 98. J. Suckling . T. Atkin 93.

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995:

Enterwine 94. Parker 97.

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994:

Parker 96. Tanzer 94.

Year 2004
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 120
Parker's Score 100
Enterwine's Score 97
Media rating 98
Other guides T. Atkin 97.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 10%, Mazuela y Graciano 10%.
Pairings Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs
Taste Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion
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