Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009 Rioja Tinto (Magnum)

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Gorgeous aromas soar out of the glass of this wine. It is not reticent at all – quite the opposite in fact, being very open and generous at this stage. Aromas of sweet strawberries and raspberries mingle with that classic fresh leather note, so typical of this wine. Autumn leaves and wild sage appear but underneath all these classic tertiary aromas lies a concentrated ball of fruit.

The open, generous feel continues on the palate yet there is still a tightness here within the mineral structure, suggesting that this might need another year or two fully to open up. It is very fresh with classic ‘Tondonia’ layers of complexity enveloping the palate along with that gentle, yet concentrated, redcurrant fruit. Savoury characters come to the fore and tannins are very fine, drifting yet present, whilst the savoury, ‘coated’ finish is mouth-wateringly long. This is a gorgeous Tondonia for drinking soon whilst you wait for your 2008 to come round – and bearing in mind 2010 is likely to be extremely structured, you should plan on getting enough of this to drink for a few years whilst the rest stays in your cellar. Drink 2022 (decanted) to 2036.

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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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