1961 Viña Tondonia, R. Lopez de Heredia - Rioja Gran Reserva - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

1961 Viña Tondonia, R. Lopez de Heredia - Rioja Gran Reserva - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - Spain - 94/100 points, Stephen Tanzer

Wine bought in Rioja in 2007.
Stored in private cellar up to today.

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby. Very open indeed on the nose with a certain sweet strawberry character. Again this wine is fine-boned and has lots of acidity. Dry finish. Neat and very well balanced. Just a little austere but certainly refined. Mid length".

94/100 Stephen Tanzer: "Medium red. A highly perfumed bouquet displays red fruit preserves, smoked meat, and potpourri. Deeply pitched redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show a slight medicinal reserve, which makes this wine seem far younger than it is. The potpourri note builds with air and carries through a long, chewy, smoky finish. Definitely let this air out for an hour or so. Incidentally, I had the chance to drink two lithe and highly fragrant bottles of the 1961 Vina Bosconia at a restaurant in San Sebastian that had been in their cellar for at least the last 20 years. If you're lucky enough to own that wine (like these older wines, it is still available from the winery) there's absolutely no reason to hold off drinking it. I couldn't hold off, twice":

*** Shipment made with special wine certified by UPS and DHL.

Lot details
Red wine
Producer, Name of wine
Viña Tondonia, R. Lopez de Heredia
Gran Reserva
Number of bottles
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Critic Score
94/100 points, Stephen Tanzer
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