Lopez De Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Tinto 2010 Rioja (Magnum)

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2010 was an excellent vintage in Rioja, and Tondonia Tinto Reserva is, unsurprisingly, absolutely superb this year. The deep dark brick colour and narrow amber rim already suggests its intensity. Concentrated, powerful aromas of black and red fruit move into an almost liquorice character on top. It really feels astonishingly pure for this wine yet this intense fruit is cradled by more classic ‘Tondonia’ notes of cured jamón, leather, vanilla and nutmeg spice.

Goodness – the palate is so fresh and bright, full of life with waves of flavour coming through. Deep intense, bramble fruit persists but with an almost marmite savouriness behind. There is serious concentration here, allied with stunning freshness, and the super fine tannins leave a light dusting of grip on the tongue, suggesting that this really needs more time. The most incredible aspect of this wine is that it is still tight at this stage, yet it is also, somehow, mouthcoatingly concentrated at the same time. Simply, wow. Drink 2024 (decanted) to 2050+.

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Producer Information: Lopez De Heredia

ESTABLISHED IN 1877, BODEGAS LOPEZ DE HEREDIA IS THE OLDEST BODEGA IN HARO AND ONE OF THE FIRST THREE HOUSES OF THE RIOJA REGION. IT IS HEADED BY THE INSPIRATIONAL AND ENTHUSIASTIC MARIA JOSE LOPEZ DE HEREDIA, WHO IS STEADFAST IN HER BELIEF THAT THESE WINES SHOULD BE PRODUCED IN THE SAME WAY THEY ALWAYS HAVE BEEN. GRAPE SELECTION AND WINEMAKING ARE DONE BY HAND, WINES ARE FINED WITH EGG WHITES AND AGED ONLY IN WOOD ( NOT A GLIMPSE OF STAINLESS STEEL ) WITH A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR POPULAR FASHIONS. THE MINIMUM TIME SPENT IN OAK IS 36 MONTHS, WHILE THEIR FLAGSHIP TONDONIA RANGE IS AGED FOR SIX MONTHS IN OAK. THEIR STYLE OF RED WINES HAVE INCREDIBLE AGEING POTENTIAL, KEEPING A FANTASTIC DEPTH OF FRUIT AND COMPLEXITY, WHLIE THE WHITES ARE NOT WHAT YOU MAY EXPECT. WITH THE NEW BIG FRUIT DRIVEN STYLES OF RIOJA ON THE MARKET NOW THESE WINES ARE THE EPITOME OF TRADITIONAL RIOJA STYLE, AND ARE ALMOST SO OLD FASHIONED THEY ARE NEW! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO YOU.

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