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Viña Tondonia 1970 Tinto

R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, Rioja

This is the equivalent of a Gran Reserva although at that time most wines were released as Crianza. The current aging indication became compulsory in the early 1980s, says María José López de Heredia. As it is usually the case with old vintages from this producer, the slow, natural decanting process marks the texture a great deal. Decaying green olives, balsamic and dust (like in an old attic) aromas are followed by a gentle, polished palate. Dry and austere, yet deep and long. 17.5 points

Date tasted Thursday 11th of June 2015
Reviewer Amaya Cervera
Grape 75% tempranillo, 15% garnacho, 5% graciano, 5% mazuelo
Alcohol 12%
Bottle 75 cl.
Drink 2015-2025
Price 250 €