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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer R. LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA
This one-of-a-kind red from LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA has a very slightly ambering fairly deep ruby red colour with some garnet notes on the edges. The nose is intense, very complex, spicy, cedary and somewhat earthy with rustic, sandalwood-tinged, maturing, Damson plum fruit along with some hints of cassis and faintly leafy sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, complex, minerally, intense, somewhat maturing, Damson plum fruit along with a touch of cassis on the lingering, rather cedary, sandalwood-tinged finish. This blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano has 13% alcohol, under 2 g/L residual sugar and 6.6 g/L total acidity with lot number L-1056 on the back label. It was aged for six years in 225 L American barrels which were made at the winery from imported Appalachian mountain oak and bottled without filtration. A bit of an acquired taste and not be equally appealing to everyone. CSPC 356337
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Dry, Intense, Complex, Rustic
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Aged for nearly six years in very old barrels, Tondonia is one of Rioja's most proudly traditional wines. Tempranillo dominated, with 20% Garnacha and 5% of both Graciano and Mazuelo, this is complex, mature and well-structured, with plenty of acidity, sinewy tannins, some balsamic sweetness and a taut, focused, age-worthy finish. Drink date: 2023-2035. Score - 95 (timatkin.com, Rioja Special Report 2023) Price $ 72.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 22, 2023
Cases bought 200 (12 bottles per case)

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