Collection: López de Heredia's Viña Tondonia Tinto 2012

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López de Heredia is the undoubted star of Tim Atkin's 2024 Rioja report, winning overall white wine of the year, two out of eight spots in the top Gran Reservas, and both Tondonia & Bosconia are in the top six Reservas. Not a bad haul by any means...

Onto 2012, another warm, dry growing season, and the resultant wines possess incredible power and concentration. Wine Spectator has rated the vintage highly - among the top five of those released since 2004 - and Tondonia has crafted another classic Reserva. This is a wonderful example of traditional Rioja, and that savoury, high-toned style is still very much on display. The Reserva is up there with some of the best value, age-worthy reds around, and with the estate having done much of the maturation for you, we would recommend a case for the cellar and one for the rack… and some magnums for weekends!