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Viña Tondonia Reserva 2007

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€25.95

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2007

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 72 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13

Score

P 96
Parker Score 96
92
Enterwine Score 92
94
Media rating 94

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Details

One of 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 2007 vintage of this Spanish red wine by Bodegas López de Heredia was a Very Good one according to the Rioja Regulatory Board. Harvest began the first week of October, and production was slightly below average.

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 2007 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.

Additional Information

Appearance

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

Nose

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.

Palate

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 2007 will be the best companion in a divinely decadent evening. Just try it with some French Foie Gras or some premium Ibérico ham.

OTHER VINTAGES

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2006:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95.

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2004:

Parker 94. Enterwine 92.

Viña Tondonia Reserva 2003:

Parker 90.

Year 2007
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 72
Parker Score 96
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
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
  1. reserve tondonia review by Robert K. on 6/12/2018
    Value

    The kind of wine I like. Smooth on the mouth, with nice flavours and a gentle all the way til the end.

  2. Great value for the money ! review by Christina on 1/11/2018
    Value

    Very traditional, great quality, old style Rioja, which still has stunning freshness and acidity, long and fruity taste. Strong recommendation !

  3. ET review by Mr. Magoo on 10/23/2017
    Value

    Yes, this truly ia an extraterrestial wine. Class, age-worthiness and subtelty embodied. Very young and very old at the same time. Spellbinding.

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