Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva 2001

Lopez de Heredia - Vina Tondonia: Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva 2001


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Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 20%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5%
rot, trocken
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2066
Verpackt in: 6er
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 98/100
Parker: 98/100
Suckling: 97/100
Decanter: 97/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva 2001


Lobenberg: Die historischen Weine von Vina Tondonia lagern im privaten Weinkeller von Lopez de Heredia. Es ist sehr schwer an sie heranzukommen. Die Mengen sind natürlich stark limitiert und die Weine ultra rar. Ich hatte das große Glück ein kleines Kontigent zu erhalten. Der Wein stammt, wie der Name es schon verrät, aus der Einzellage Tondonia - mit das Beste, das die Rioja zu bieten hat. Der Gran Reserva präsentiert Reife im Duft. Mineralisch und reichhaltig. Der erste Schluck offenbart sein ganzes Potential: noch relativ jung. Getrocknete Pflaumen, Erde, Gewürze, Leder und Tabak. Vanille, trockene Früchte und ein würziges Finale. Ein historischer Wein mit Reife - aber noch lange nicht am Ende. 98/100


Parker über: Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva

-- Parker: The 2001 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva is the follow-up of the 1995. There is a sense of harmony and elegance, of nuance and subtleness that wasn't quite the same in the Bosconia, as comparing both wines is inevitable. They started picking the red grapes the 15th of October, and the last grapes were picked the 29th of October with good weather. The grapes ripened properly and thoroughly, and the wine has great balance for a long aging in bottle. This is 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo that fermented in their 153-year-old oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for 10 years. It has 13% alcohol, a pH of 3.4 and 6.4 grams of acidity (tartaric). The nose shows young (tasting it blind, you'd guess a 10-year old wine, not a 20-year-old wine!). It has a nose of sweet spices, underbrush and cigar ash, somewhat balsamic, bramble fruit with perfect ripeness, integrated and young but starting to show some tertiary complexity. The palate is velvety and medium-bodied, with fine-grained, chalky tannins denoting a limestone soil that brings finesse and texture and a sapid, tasty, almost salty finish. This is going to make a beautiful bottle of old Rioja in 30 years' time! 25,000 bottles produced. It was bottled after being fined with egg whites in July 2012. 98/100


Suckling über: Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva

-- Suckling: Wow. This is really something on the nose, offering ripe plums that are highlighted with old and used leather, walnut and cedar, reminiscent of the interior of a fine vintage sports car. Full-bodied with very fine tannins and delicious, ripe fruit that continues on for minutes. Tile and dark berry at the end. Still tight and fresh for the vintage. A great wine. Drink or hold. 97/100


Decanter über: Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva

-- Decanter: López de Heredia provides the best justification for Rioja's classification on ageing. The Gran Reserva tends to be much more dense and complex than the Reservas. It is made only in exceptional vintages, in principle upon the same recipe as the old 6° Año wines: 10 years in oak vats, regular racking, no filtration, with the added value of extra care in the vineyard. The wine appears developed on the nose, spicy and balsamic, in surprising contrast to its lively and well-rounded expression in the mouth. It is definitely a pleasure now, but it would be a pity not to wait for the increase in refinement and complexity that long bottle ageing will confer to it. Indeed, I do not know how, this wine is likely to develop as its 1995 sibling - the. last vintage before this one - becoming less developed with age, as if it were a vinous Benjamin Button. 97/100

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Lopez de Heredia – Vina Tondonia

Das Weingut „López de Heredia“ wurde im Jahre 1877 in Haro gegründet, um die Jahrhundertwende galt das Unternehmen durch französische Kellereitechnik als Technologieführer. Heute wird die Firma in vierter Generation von María José López de Heredia geführt.

Vina Tondonia Tinto Gran Reserva 2001