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Lopez de Heredia : Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995

Lopez de Heredia : Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995
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    R. Lopez de Heredia’s Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 1995 is produced in Rioja from a blend of Tempranillo (75%), Garnacha (15%) and a small percentage (10%) of both Mazuelo and Graciano. Its beautiful red color is vibrant and has amber reflections. The aromas of dried berries and vanilla are enticing. They are also characteristics of the 10 years that the wine was aged in barrels before bottling. In the mouth this Gran Reserva is rich, smooth, well-developed and has delicious tannins.
    Parker : 97 / 100
    J. Suckling : 96 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The only current red Gran Reserva is the 1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, the one that is produced exactly the same as before, including fining with egg whites and sealing with red wax. 1995 was an excellent and early harvest, the grapes achieved full ripeness and were harvested under the sun during two weeks starting October 9. The wine, which exceptionally achieved 13% alcohol, is the usual blend, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena). Like all their wines, it fermented with indigenous yeasts in old oak vats and as a Gran Reserva it matured in old American oak barrels for ten years! Yes, it was bottled in November 2006 and launched in 2015, a full 20 years after the harvest. This light-colored, ethereal 1995 is the essence of Viña Tondonia. It has developed aromas and complexity gained with the time in bottle, of incense, leather, cured meat, cherries in liqueur, cold bonfire and spices. The palate is super-tasty, with fully-resolved tannins and very good acidity. The texture is super-fine, sophisticated and ethereal with gob-smacking balance. Intense, powerful and elegant, too. Hard to believe, but this red feels too young and while approachable, I'd wait a couple of years or more because it will be much better. The profile follows the style of the great classics of the 1950s and 60s. Bottles like this are the ones that created the López de Heredia myth. This could be lighter than the 1994, but in the long run I believe the 1995 will be the better bottle. 24,687 bottles produced.
    La RiojaRioja
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Tempranillo/Garnacha/Mazuelo/Graciano

    Dessert wine
    No

    Wine raising method
    Gran Reserva

    J. Suckling
    96

    Country
    Spain

    Wine certification
    DOCa

    Region
    La Rioja

    Appellation
    Rioja

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Lopez de Heredia

    Parker
    97

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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