Lopez de Heredia 2010 Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva 1.5L
With a bright ruby color Viña Tondonia Reserva is presented as a classic and elegant red wine. On the nose it is very fine and fresh, with aromas that evolve from citrus, fig, orange and walnut to vanilla, caramel and tobacco. On the palate it is dry, soft and round. Good acidity. Good structure. Lingering finish.
Type of grape: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha Tinta, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuela
97pts James Suckling
This is as complex and savory as the rest of the Viña Tondonia wines, but also shows a tad more depth, with a hint of black plum and blue fruit on top of the orange rind, iron, tobacco and earthy spices. Expect some cedar and truffle to develop in the future. Juicy, zesty and tight, with a dusty tannins and bright berry fruit on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Drink or hold.
96pts Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Viña Tondonia Reserva has all I expect from a Reserva from Tondonia, complexity, elegance and evolution, a developed nose with notes of forest floor and wild berries, herbs and flowers, a touch of iodine, brick dust and very fine, polished tannins. It has the seriousness and elegance of Tondonia.