López de Heredía, Viña Tondonia, Rioja Gran Reserva, Spain 1994

López de Heredía

Score

95
  • Grape Variety: Tempranillo
  • Drink: 2013-2033

Manufacturer:

Lopez de Heredia

Sarah Jane Evans MW gives her tasting notes and drinking window for López de Heredía.

Outstanding

Decanter score for López de Heredía:

An original. Enjoying a splendid revival for its loyal commitment to traditional practices (‘All our wines can be aged for 19 years or more’). With up to 10 years of age in US oak, the wines are attenuated in colour, but not in palate strength. Tertiary flavours combine with subtle notes of vanilla, fruit and sweet spice, and firm acidity. 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.
Price £54–£75 AG Wines, Fine & Rare, Fortnum & Mason, Roberson, Swig, The Sampler, The Wine Society
Drink 2013–2033
Alc 12.5%