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López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva 2010

Rosé from Rioja, Spain
WA 96
TA 95
V 94
DE 94
13.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 702829

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$109.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Nov/Dec 2021) 12+ Available
96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2010 Viña Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva was hitting on all cylinders. It was produced with 60% Garnacho (they use the masculine of the name here), 30% Tempranillo and 10% white Viura from vines averaging 91 years of age. Like all the wines, it fermented with indigenous yeasts (they have never used selected yeasts) in the 142 oak vats they have used since the beginning and then matured in old American oak barrels for four years. There is tons of complexity and nuance here; it's super elegant and layered, and as the wine sat in the glass, it developed more and more complex aromas, a subtle combination of balsam, red acid berries, a hint of medicine, fennel and wet chalk, a diesel-like touch, old wood and mushroom (beetroot?), licorice and yellow flowers, sweet spices... There's a lot more of everything. It's clean and crystalline, fresh and long, with terrific balance and depth. This has to be the finest rosado of recent times... 25,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2016. Drink: 2020-2035. (Oct 2020)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Not many wineries outside Champagne are selling a 2010 as their current rosé release, but López de Heredia has always delighted in doing things differently. This blend of Garnacha with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura spent four years in wood and is wonderfully savoury and developed with nutty undertones and hints of rose petal and strawberry. Intriguingly brilliant. 2021-25. (2021)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Copper-tinted orange color. A wild, expansive bouquet displays an array of red fruit and floral qualities, along with hints of baking spices, vanilla, orange pith and toasted nuts. Stains the palate with gently sweet strawberry, tangerine, hazelnut pastry and candied rose flavors that are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent depth as well as energy and finishes extremely long and silky, with resonating florality and a sappy red berry quality. Drink: 2023-2031. (Jun 2020)"

94 points Simon Field, MW (Decanter): "One of the great ‘classic’ European vintages, 2010 was as fêted in Rioja as it was in Bordeaux; a great showcase, then, for one of the most enigmatic rosés in the world. Enigmatic why? Enigmatic because it is made in a breathtakingly unorthodox manner for a pink wine, oxidation encouraged at every stage, the biannual racking not merely cleansing impurity. Enigmatic because it is not released for a decade (longer in the case of previous vintages) and most importantly enigmatic because it is hauntingly delicious, Garnacha dominated with griotte precision, honied extravagance and citric freshness at the back. And, given that most of the rules have been challenged, I would challenge one to decant it at room temperature, and pretend that it is a red wine! Drinking Window: 2021-2036. (Feb 2021)"
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96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2010 Viña Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva was hitting on all cylinders. It was produced with 60% Garnacho (they use the masculine of the name here), 30% Tempranillo and 10% white Viura from vines averaging 91 years of age. Like all the wines, it fermented with indigenous yeasts (they have never used selected yeasts) in the 142 oak vats they have used since the beginning and then matured in old American oak barrels for four years. There is tons of complexity and nuance here; it's super elegant and layered, and as the wine sat in the glass, it developed more and more complex aromas, a subtle combination of balsam, red acid berries, a hint of medicine, fennel and wet chalk, a diesel-like touch, old wood and mushroom (beetroot?), licorice and yellow flowers, sweet spices... There's a lot more of everything. It's clean and crystalline, fresh and long, with terrific balance and depth. This has to be the finest rosado of recent times... 25,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2016. Drink: 2020-2035. (Oct 2020)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Not many wineries outside Champagne are selling a 2010 as their current rosé release, but López de Heredia has always delighted in doing things differently. This blend of Garnacha with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura spent four years in wood and is wonderfully savoury and developed with nutty undertones and hints of rose petal and strawberry. Intriguingly brilliant. 2021-25. (2021)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Copper-tinted orange color. A wild, expansive bouquet displays an array of red fruit and floral qualities, along with hints of baking spices, vanilla, orange pith and toasted nuts. Stains the palate with gently sweet strawberry, tangerine, hazelnut pastry and candied rose flavors that are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent depth as well as energy and finishes extremely long and silky, with resonating florality and a sappy red berry quality. Drink: 2023-2031. (Jun 2020)"

94 points Simon Field, MW (Decanter): "One of the great ‘classic’ European vintages, 2010 was as fêted in Rioja as it was in Bordeaux; a great showcase, then, for one of the most enigmatic rosés in the world. Enigmatic why? Enigmatic because it is made in a breathtakingly unorthodox manner for a pink wine, oxidation encouraged at every stage, the biannual racking not merely cleansing impurity. Enigmatic because it is not released for a decade (longer in the case of previous vintages) and most importantly enigmatic because it is hauntingly delicious, Garnacha dominated with griotte precision, honied extravagance and citric freshness at the back. And, given that most of the rules have been challenged, I would challenge one to decant it at room temperature, and pretend that it is a red wine! Drinking Window: 2021-2036. (Feb 2021)"
Product SKU 702829
Producer López de Heredia
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Other Blends
Vintage 2010
Size 750ml
Color Rose
Blend 70% Garnacha with 20% Viura and 10% Tempranillo
ABV 13.0%
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