Red Wine Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Traditional blend aged for 6 years in oak.
Reserva. 72 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
P 96 93 95

Availability: In stock

Product Description

One of La Rioja's absolute classics, Viña Tondonia Reserva is crafted from a traditional blend of 70% Tempranillo, along with 20% Grenache, and 10% Graciano and Mazuelo.

The 2008 vintage of this Spanish red wine by Bodegas López de Heredia was a Very Good one according to the Rioja Regulatory Board. Harvest took place throughout October.

Meticulously harvested and selected, the vinification of the grapes was carried out following the same techniques that, established more than a century ago, have put the López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia winery in a class of its own.

Once the process was completed, the wine was aged for 6 years in oak barrels, with two annual rackings.

Prior to its bottling, Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008 was clarified with egg whites. It was not filtered, however, in order to preserve its traditional character.

Needless to say, this reserva from La Rioja has a wonderful ageing potential.

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The red wine Viña Tondonia Reserva has a medium, ruby-coloured robe with a brick red rim.


Deep and enticing. The first impression of this red wine by the López de Heredia winery is defined by some spicy notes of vanilla and clove, along with fine leather, smoke and withered herbs. As the wine opens, it shows notes of ripe red fruit, some remembrances of flowers and a dash of tobacco, cocoa and arabica coffee.


Classicisim at its best. This red wine from La Rioja is fresh, linear and smooth. Notes of red berries, Havana cigars, cedar desk and Oriental spices. Tense acidity, typical of Viña Tondonia, medium body and a long, dreamy persistance.

Our personal opinion

Extremely versatile, Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008 is a treat. Just pair it with some French Foie Gras or some premium Ibérico ham and you'll see...


Viña Tondonia Reserva 2007:

Enterwine 92. Parker 96. James Suckling 95.

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2006:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95.

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2004:

Parker 94. Enterwine 92.

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2003:

Parker 90.

Year 2008
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 72
Parker's Score 96
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 95
Other guides Tim Atkin 97.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha Tinta 20%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
reserve tondonia
The kind of wine I like. Smooth on the mouth, with nice flavours and a gentle all the way til the end.
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
Great value for the money !
Very traditional, great quality, old style Rioja, which still has stunning freshness and acidity, long and fruity taste. Strong recommendation !
Review by (Posted on 11 January 2018)
Yes, this truly ia an extraterrestial wine. Class, age-worthiness and subtelty embodied. Very young and very old at the same time. Spellbinding.
Review by (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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