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1994 Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Gran ReservaBlend from Spain

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"Recorded in the Rioja as an EXCELLENT vintage. Growth cycle: After an unusual winter with above-average temperatures and little rainfall which accelerated the growth cycle, Ap...

  • 96 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 1994 Vina Tondonia Reserva has a beautiful bouquet of morello cherry, vervain tea and crushed strawberry that is feminine and alluring. The palate is crisp and poised on the citric entry with racy acidity and sublime delineation. It is underpinned by sappy red currant and raspberry leaf, just a dash of white pepper and dried orange peel. This is utterly delectable. Drink now-2025."

Product Description:

"Recorded in the Rioja as an EXCELLENT vintage. Growth cycle: After an unusual winter with above-average temperatures and little rainfall which accelerated the growth cycle, April became the key month for this vintage, with a cold wave and frosts that affected between 10% and 30% of buds and slowed down growth. Isolated storms didn't affected ViƱa Tondonia and we harvested healthy grapes. We started the harvest the 12th of October and finished the 25th. The grapes arrived at the bodega in a perfect state of health and the ideal degree of ripeness to make great wines: perfect level of alcohol content, colour and total acidity levels. Fermentations were perfect and, the wines showed good colour and extract, ideally suited to make Gran Reservas like this one. Once the vinification process was completed, the wines showed very favourable parameters, such as good colour and extract, an exquisite palate, and quite acceptable alcohol content, pH and acidity. These indicators pointed to a promising future." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 70011
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

96 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 1994
Color Red
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black berry, black cherry, tobacco and tar
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, black berry, black cherry, tar and flower