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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva 19 1973

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This opens with a rather intense asparagus note over sweeter braised celery tones. There is an emerging floral note but of a sturdy sort recalling carnations and the vegetal component takes on a fave bean note. Nuances of water chestnut, smoke, and waxy lipstick emerge with air. Freah and coiled on the attack with a burst of yellow cherry fruit right up fron then a very mineral mid-palate with excellent cut and precision. The back end remains quartzy with notes of almond milk and lime zest leading to a finish with echoes of dried peach, popcorn, ham and some smoky tobacco and pecan notes. Pretty interesting stuff and certainly not for everyone but a lovely bottle. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva 19

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,102
5.00 5
12/03/2008

This opens with a rather intense asparagus note over sweeter braised celery tones. There is an emerging floral note but of a sturdy sort recalling carnations and the vegetal component takes on a fave bean note. Nuances of water chestnut, smoke, and waxy lipstick emerge with air. Freah and coiled on the attack with a burst of yellow cherry fruit right up fron then a very mineral mid-palate with excellent cut and precision. The back end remains quartzy with notes of almond milk and lime zest leading to a finish with echoes of dried peach, popcorn, ham and some smoky tobacco and pecan notes. Pretty interesting stuff and certainly not for everyone but a lovely bottle. 92pts


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Snooth User: Erica Landin
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5.00 5
07/27/2012

This is a brilliant wine, beautifully sweet, oxidized nose with honey, honeysuckle and toasted almonds but a completely dry mouth. The balance and freshness is impeccable. Read about my experience of tasting it here: http://twosisterswinetripping.com/2012/07/the-temple-of-my-faith/




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