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R. López de Heredia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Nose: Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Taste: Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and balance. Grape Varieties: Tempranillo (75%), Garnacho (15%), Graciano and Mazuelo (10%), all from our own vineyards. Ageing period in barrels: 5 and a half years, being racked twice per year and fined with fresh egg whites. Ageing period in bottle: Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 and 37.5 cl. bottles. Alcohol Volume: 12,5% Vol. Total Acidity: 6 gr/l. Residual Sugar: Very Dry. Gastronomy: Goes well with all meat dishes however prepared. A perfect partner to a Leg of New Season Welsh Lamb stuffed with wild garlic, rosemary and anchovies. Storage Tempertaure: 10 years in conditions of constant temperature (14ºC) and humidity (75-80%). Serving Temperature: 18º to 20º C depending of mood and place.

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Snooth User: jweaving
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4.50 5
10/16/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for R. López de Heredia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/29/2014

Austere and old-fashioned in style, this wine’s color and aroma show some oxidation, while its fruit is lean and light. The flavors are mature and the black tannins have a gentle grip, ready to drink with prime rib.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/29/2014

The 1998 Viña Tondonia Reserva is decidedly more flashy and opulent than the Bosconia in its heady suggestions of macerated cherries, licorice, menthol, tobacco, sweet oak and minerals. It offers wonderful purity and great length in a riper expression of Rioja that is more approachable today and hints at being slightly further along in its evolution than the Bosconia. Anticipated maturity: 2006–?


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Ramon Bilbao's Gran Reserva 1998 features a tawny rim framing a lovely deep, ruby-red wine, with a dark cherry core. The aromas are very complex and open up after some airing, leading to balsamic fragrances, very ripe fruit and prominent quality


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Ramon Bilbao Gran Reserva 1998: empf. Trinktemperatur 18°CJahrgang: 1998Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: Ramon BilbaoRebsorte: 90% Tempranillo, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Garnacha Restzucker: 1,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/29/2014

Dark red. Penetrating, complex bouquet of red berries, cherry skin, minerals, dried rose, tobacco , cured meat and baking spices. Youthfully taut, but opens slowly to show deep cherry and plum flavors with suggestions of succulent herbs and graphite. This medium-bodied wine broadens on the back, the intensely flavored fruit softening and sweetening. A remarkably elegant, balanced and complex wine that’s still very young : I’d give it at least another five years of bottle aging.



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Colour: Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Nose: Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Taste: Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and balance. Grape Varieties: Tempranillo (75%), Garnacho (15%), Graciano and Mazuelo (10%), all from our own vineyards. Ageing period in barrels: 5 and a half years, being racked twice per year and fined with fresh egg whites. Ageing period in bottle: Rest, unfiltered, bottled in 75 and 37.5 cl. bottles. Alcohol Volume: 12,5% Vol. Total Acidity: 6 gr/l. Residual Sugar: Very Dry. Gastronomy: Goes well with all meat dishes however prepared. A perfect partner to a Leg of New Season Welsh Lamb stuffed with wild garlic, rosemary and anchovies. Storage Tempertaure: 10 years in conditions of constant temperature (14ºC) and humidity (75-80%). Serving Temperature: 18º to 20º C depending of mood and place.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 1.80 g/l grams per liter

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