1993 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Blanco Reserva Rioja

SKU #1073860 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (90% viura and 10% malvasia): Light, bright gold. High-pitched aromas of lemon rind and pear are given depth by smoky lees and honey nuances. Rich and full but almost shockingly dry, offering sappy orchard fruit and bitter citrus flavors and a touch of chamomile. A bright mineral quality adds bite to the very long, smoky finish. This is showing uncanny energy for its age.  (10/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1993 Vina Tondonia Blanco Reserva, aged for six years in barrel, has a clear hue with green tints in the glass. The oxidative element is noticeable in the 1993, with perfumed aromas of lanolin, honey and green olives. The palate has a touch of fresh ginger on the entry, hints of mushroom on the back palate with a delicate, nuanced finish. This is very refined but deserves several more years aging. Drink 2018-2030.  (8/2012)

K&L Notes

Natural gold in color, this unique wine offers a developed and a smooth, round and fine impression in the mouth. Viura (90%), Malvasía (10%), all from the Tondonia vineyard. Perfect with all kinds of fish, irrespective of their preparation; grilled seafood and well-seasoned white meat.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja