Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2006

"Brilliant ruby with light tiled trim. Very fine nose, fresh, toasted with light aromas of vanilla. Very persistent. On the palate it is very dry, soft, round and developed." —winemaker

Blend: Mazuelo, Graciano, Garnacha, Tempranillo
Manufacturer: Lopez de Heredia
Availability: 4 in stock
SKU: 34458
$12.00 (26%)
"The red flagship 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva was inspired by the vineyards of the Médoc but produced with local grapes, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which achieved 13% alcohol in 2006. It always matures in used American oak barriques for some six years. The oldest of all the reds I tasted, it was also the one with more freshness, which speaks to the quality of the vineyard. This takes the lion's share of the 400,000 bottles the winery produces, with some 220,000 bottles filled over a period of 12 consecutive days in May 2014." —Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

"This is a remarkably lively wine for a 12-year-old Rioja with notes of licorice and dried cherries and a very elegant tannin structure that runs through the medium to full body of this red like a silk thread. The dry finish is long and polished. Drink or hold." —JamesSuckling.com
Products specifications
Vintage 2006
Country Spain
Varietal Blend
Size 750ML
Region Rioja
Critic: Wine Advocate 95
Critic: James Suckling 94
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 26.0