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Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995

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Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995

Characteristics

  • Gran Reserva. 120 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5

Score

P 97
Parker Score 97
94
Enterwine Score 94
95
Media rating 95

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Details

When considering if this 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 is one of them.

This world-class Spanish red wine is crafted from the same blend of the Viña Tondonia Reserva. Namely, Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, all coming from estate vineyards.

As for the vintage, the Rioja Regulatory Board rated the 1995 vintage as "Excellent".

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. Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995 was then clarified with egg whites and aged for few more years in its bottle before its commercial release onto the market.

The production of the 1995 vintage of this highly exclusive wine was limited to less than 25,000 bottles. This wine is now at a perfect time to be enjoyed; however, it will continue to age well in the bottle over a minimum of 10 years.

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

The previous vintage of this timeless Rioja got a score of Parker 96.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva has a brilliant, ruby red color with brick red edges and maroon glints.

Nose

Elegant and bold aromas that are very pleasant and surprisingly fresh. This Tondonia Gran Reserva by Bodegas López de Heredia exhibits some prominent notes of ripe fruit, a panoply of spicy aromas and toasted notes, and some enticing balsamic notions. There is also a sweet and persistent vanilla perfume.

Palate

Long and elegant, this Gran reserve red wine from Rioja also dry, pure and linear, not in the least sweet. Mature and alive, with a remarkable balance. Texture is phenomenal: suave, smooth. Fruit and toasted notes are very flavorful and appear intertwined with sweet spices, leather, tobacco and coffee. On the background, some remembrances of green tea leaves, earth and mineral. Well integrated tannins and a complex, neverending finish.

Our personal opinion

A timeless wine from Rioja, Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995 is simply unforgettable.

OTHER VINTAGES

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva 1994:

Parker 96. Tanzer 94.

Year 1995
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 120
Parker Score 97
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 75%, Garnacha 15%, 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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