Made by one of Spain's master of tradition, this wine is all about complexities and secondary flavors rather than fruit flavors. Remarkably fresh given its age, this is a wine to sit and contemplate while drinking, taking mental notes of the spice aromas
Lopez de Heredia is one of the oldest and most traditional producers in Rioja starting in 1877. They are known for their remarkably long aging process with all their wines. The Tondonia Reserva is aged 6 years in used American oak then 6 years in bottle prior to releasing to the market. It is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, and 5% Mazuelo.
This wine is all about complexities and secondary flavors rather than fruit flavors, although the wine is remarkably fresh given its age. It’s a wine that you need to sit and contemplate while drinking, taking mental notes of all the spice aromas and umami flavors - dried cherries and strawberries, licorice - that emerge from the glass. This is an incredibly satisfying wine at this price and a wine that can age for many years.