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2008 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia
Ultimate Classic Rioja
May 6, 2021
R Lopez de Heredia evokes heritage and prestige unique to Rioja. They have been producing natural artisanal wines for 144 years. The current generation of the same family continues the tradition today.
The 2008 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia is the current release of this classic single-vineyard wine. It gives a silky and complex wine with age, clarity, and rarity. The wine has a notable texture from long aging and gentle winemaking.
Maria Jose, Mercedes, and Julio Cesar run the estate now. I can assure you from time spent with them that they very clearly will maintain the family tradition. There is something magical about what they do. This wine spends six years in large American oak and six years in bottle before release. And it will continue to age very well for many years from now.
2008 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia: Bright ruby with garnet rim. Elegant savory blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazeulo and Graciano. Summer berry fruit and plum with racy acidity and granular tannins. Truffles, flowers, licorice, and smoke in the balsamic undertones. Lots of balance, definition, and precision in the long finish. Outstanding 59/bottle
Special case: 12 bottles of the above for a special price of $599 (49.91/bottle)
Arrives early next week (second week of May)
Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Hemenway
downtown on orders more than $75;
in Greater Boston on orders more than $175