2007 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain

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2007 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain

2019 - 2030

Luis Gutiérrez

Issue 243 End of June 2019, The Wine Advocate

Following the appreciation of the 2007 vintage from María José López de Heredia, the red 2007 Viña Tondonia Reserva is showing great, revealing unusual finesse and elegance. The nose is a little reticent but nuanced and complex, a little shy rather than explosive. The palate is medium-bodied, and the tannins are very refined. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Viña Tondonia Reserva of recent years. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2015. 96/100

López de Heredia produces 400,000 bottles of wine per vintage, but there is no Gran Reserva in the market save for the 2009 rosé. The 2001 Gran Reserva wines (red and white Tondonia and Bosconia) should be released in late 2020 or in 2021, as they are usually aged in barrel for ten years and a further ten years in bottle before they are released.