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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009

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12.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2009
  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • JS 97
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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009, is a Tempranillo based red wine blend from Rioja Alta region in Spain. The red blend consists of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo & 5% Graciano. This wine is considered as one of the icons of Spain, this is a ripe, round vintage of a fantastically ageable Tempranillo. Notes of ripe black fruit, smoked meats, tobacco and spice match structured, earthy tannins and high acidity. Pair this with tacos, grilled meats and roasted vegetables. Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.

4 reviews for Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009

  1. WS

    The deep, rusty color announces that this is not a typical rosé. Distinctive, offering tangy acidity and light, firm tannins that frame the rich texture, giving this plenty of structure for food. Orange peel, tarragon, iodine and beeswax notes frame the dried cherry and tangerine flavors. Unique. Garnacho, Tempranillo and Viura. Drink now through 2029. 1,166 cases made.

  2. WA

    As with many wines this time, I had two vintages to taste of the Reserva from the Tondonia vineyard, 2009 and 2008, two very different, almost opposite vintages. The 2009 Viña Tondonia Reserva, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Mazuelo and Graciano, matured in used American oak barrels for six years. It has some toasted character, with ripe fruit, black rather than red, denoting a warm year but more restrained than the Bosconia Reserva from the same vintage. 2009 is a year of ripeness, concentration and tannin; the wines are powerful, but here you see the finesse of Tondonia in comparison to the more rustic Viña Bosconia. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017.

  3. JS

    Sweet berries, cherries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. Some lemon and lime zest, too! Medium-to full-bodied with tight, integrated tannins that show wonderful length and reserve. So fresh and vivid. Lots of energy. A wonderful, classic wine. Drink or hold.

  4. WAS

    From the López de Heredia family’s prime vineyard on a meander of the Ebro just outside of Haro, Tondonia is a blend of tempranillo with 20 percent garnacha along with small amounts of graciano and mazuelo. It’s a little volatile when first released from its long rest in bottle, then it turns silken and mouthwatering with air, a bright, lively and refreshing take on traditional Rioja. Brisk cherry and delicate orange zest notes make this an easy pleasure, fully mature with ample tannins to carry it further, equally at home with a plate of hake cheeks or a rabbit stew.

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Critical Acclaim

WS 93
Wine Spectator
The deep, rusty color announces that this is not a typical rosé. Distinctive, offering tangy acidity and light, firm tannins that frame the rich texture, giving this plenty of structure for food. Orange peel, tarragon, iodine and beeswax notes frame the dried cherry and tangerine flavors. Unique. Garnacho, Tempranillo and Viura. Drink now through 2029. 1,166 cases made.
WA 93
Wine Advocate
As with many wines this time, I had two vintages to taste of the Reserva from the Tondonia vineyard, 2009 and 2008, two very different, almost opposite vintages. The 2009 Viña Tondonia Reserva, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Mazuelo and Graciano, matured in used American oak barrels for six years. It has some toasted character, with ripe fruit, black rather than red, denoting a warm year but more restrained than the Bosconia Reserva from the same vintage. 2009 is a year of ripeness, concentration and tannin; the wines are powerful, but here you see the finesse of Tondonia in comparison to the more rustic Viña Bosconia. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017.
JS 97
James Suckling
Sweet berries, cherries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. Some lemon and lime zest, too! Medium-to full-bodied with tight, integrated tannins that show wonderful length and reserve. So fresh and vivid. Lots of energy. A wonderful, classic wine. Drink or hold.

What does Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009 taste like?


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Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, mushroom

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, tobacco, vanilla

apple, green apple, pear

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

brioche, toast, almond

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, lemon zest

cheese, cream, toasted bread

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, grass, rhubarb

raisin, fig, prune

tropical, pineapple, mango

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, lavender, potpourri

Food Pairing with Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009

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R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia stands as an iconic Rioja producer, a beacon of traditional winemaking excellence. Established in 1877, its reputation is firmly rooted in its steadfast commitment to time-honored methods. Central to this legacy is the Tondonia vineyard, sprawled across 100 hectares beside the Ebro river, its soil a marriage of alluvial clay and limestone that nourishes the Tempranillo and Garnacha vines. The acclaimed López de Heredia Gran Reserva, the flagship offering, epitomizes their artistry. Aged for a decade in oak barrels, it showcases the harmonious blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Mazuelo. The Reserva, enriched with Graciano, matures for six years. Viña Tondonia's white wines, the Gran Reserva and Reserva, mirror this process, crafted from Viura and a...check our brand Lopez de Heredia
Tempranillo Varietal
Tempranillo, one of the most renowned red grape varietals, has captivated wine enthusiasts around the world with its exceptional flavors and versatility. Originating from Spain, this grape has established its dominance in numerous wine regions, thanks to its adaptability and ability to express diverse terroirs. Tempranillo flourishes in several regions across the globe, but its heart lies in its homeland, Spain. The country's diverse climatic conditions and soil profiles provide the ideal foundation for this grape to thrive. In the renowned regions of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, Tempranillo revels in a continental climate characterized by hot, dry summers and cold winters. The clay and limestone-rich soils in these areas provide excellent drainage and contribute to the grape's balanced...Please check Tempranillo for more information

Winemaker of Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009

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Mercedes López de Heredia

Mercedes López de Heredia, a custodian of tradition in Rioja winemaking. As the fourth-generation winemaker at López de Heredia, she upholds a legacy dating back 135 years. While contemporary trends sway towards modern styles, Mercedes steadfastly cultivates wines in the time-honored manner of her forebears. Amidst the atmospheric cellars, where history and aroma intertwine, her dedication to crafting exquisite, enduring wines remains unwavering. With a delicate balance of heritage and innovation, Mercedes ensures that each sip of López de Heredia wine encapsulates not just the flavors of the past, but the promise of an ever-evolving future.
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Rioja Alta, a distinguished sub-region nestled within Spain's renowned Rioja wine territory, boasts a captivating history and exceptional viticultural characteristics that contribute to its iconic wines. Situated in the western expanse of the Rioja area, Rioja Alta's vineyards predominantly sprawl south of the Ebro River, distinguishing it from the neighboring sub-regions, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental (formerly known as Rioja Baja). This sub-region pivots around the historic town of Haro, a nucleus of prestigious wineries and the annual June wine festival. Notable names like Bodegas Muga, Bodegas Marqués de... ...Check Region for more information

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