LOPEZ DE HEREDIA Vina Tondonia Rioja Tinto Reserva 2008/09 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Gorgeous aromas soar out of the glass of this wine. Aromas of sweet strawberries and raspberries mingle with that classic fresh leather note, so typical of this wine. Autumn leaves and wild sage appear but underneath all these classic tertiary aromas lies a concentrated ball of fruit. The open, generous feel continues on the palate yet there is still a tightness here within the mineral structure, suggesting that this might need another year or two fully to open up. It is very fresh with classic ‘Tondonia’ layers of complexity enveloping the palate along with that gentle, yet concentrated, redcurrant fruit. Savoury characters come to the fore and tannins are very fine, drifting yet present, whilst the savoury, ‘coated’ finish is mouth-wateringly long. This is a gorgeous Tondonia for drinking soon whilst you wait for your 2008 to come round – and bearing in mind 2010 is likely to be extremely structured, you should plan on getting enough of this to drink for a few years whilst the rest stays in your cellar. Drink 2022 (decanted) to 2036.Catriona Felstead MW.