López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2011 Magnum Bottle size: 1500ml

Spain, Rioja
R1,475
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‘A traditional beauty that effuses iron, warm earth and savory tobacco leaves, together with plums, spices and orange zest. This is juicy and still tight, with firm but savory tannins. Medium-weight and quite zesty in texture, as is the case with the other López de Heredia reds tasted this session. Drink now or hold.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 95/100

‘Aged for nearly six years in very old barrels, Tondonia is one of Rioja's most proudly traditional wines. Tempranillo dominated, with 20% Garnacha and 5% of both Graciano and Mazuelo, this is complex, mature and well-structured, with plenty of acidity, sinewy tannins, some balsamic sweetness and a taut, focused, age-worthy finish. 2023-35’ – Tim Atkin MW, Rioja Special Report 2023, 95/100

‘The 2011 Viña Tondonia Reserva is darker and shows riper fruit, a rounder palate and some dusty tannins. A year of ripeness, concentration and tannin, the wine is powerful with the finesse of Tondonia. Tasting this next to the textbook 2010 Tondonia revealed how this has more muscle and a wider back and the 2010 epitomizes the finesse and elegance. 2022-2029’ – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 94/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Mercedes López de Heredia
Alcohol 13%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating JS 95
Producer information López de Heredia is Spain's poster child for classic, traditional Rioja and is one of the wine world's great treasures. The wines of López de Heredia are oxidative, finely elegant and have a depth of umami flavour that make them so food-friendly. 'The wines are now the height of fashion… and ultimate expression of the region of La Rioja Alta', writes Decanter. Now in its fourth generation, López de Heredia have produced their wines in the same patient way since 1877. 'To capture the essence of Rioja one can’t change with every trend. For us, tradition and conviction are life-long attitudes.' – Maria López Heredia
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