Tuesday, January 18, 2011

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco 1992

I've decided that I will try these wines whenever the opportunity arises. They're quite ace.

Quite bright, deep gold.

Roasted pine on the nose, with marshmallow on a bonfire and baked limes. There's also a touch of honeysuckle.

A bit too cold to start with. It brings out some piercing citrus with heather honey on the edges and toasted marshmallows on the finish. As it opens, the fruit becomes fleshier. There's a lovely quince texture that brings with it a bit of meatiness. This isn't as refined or elegant as the Gran Reserva, but it's still a lovely drop. It's also made in the same vein - classic and a bit oxydative. Be warned - it's not for everyone. Which is good, because it means more for me.


Tasted 30/12/2010 at Luvians Bottleshop


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