López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia Reserva 2009

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
JS 97
TA 94
WA 93
13.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 339535

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Mar 2022) 12+ Available
97 points 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. (9/28/21)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%).Serious and concentrated, at least by the standards of some López de Heredia reds, this reflects the heat of the 2009 vintage. Tempranillo-based with 30% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, it's spicy, savoury and high toned with grippy tannins, layers of tobacco and red fruits and classic, supporting acidity. 2021-30. (2021)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$55 list] 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% Garnacha 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. It was bottled in May 2017. Drink: 2020-2029."
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97 points 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. (9/28/21)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%).Serious and concentrated, at least by the standards of some López de Heredia reds, this reflects the heat of the 2009 vintage. Tempranillo-based with 30% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, it's spicy, savoury and high toned with grippy tannins, layers of tobacco and red fruits and classic, supporting acidity. 2021-30. (2021)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$55 list] 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% Garnacha 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. It was bottled in May 2017. Drink: 2020-2029."
Product SKU 339535
Producer López de Heredia
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Designation Reserva
Vintage 2009
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano
ABV 13.0%
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