Bit underwhelming, which is sad. We had this wine on the first night of our honeymoon at Santceloni in Madrid (still remember the two tables of cheese selection at the end of the meal - fantastic). Tonight it’s just not all perfectly together - the oak pokes out a bit and the finish is a bit muddled. Had with steaks on our anniversary. — 16 days ago
Flagship white by the amazing Pilar Higuero, one of Spain’s most exciting proponents of biodynamic farming and the unofficial “lideresa” (leader) of the Spanish vignerons association “Artisan Wine Attraction.” The wine is named after the traditional children’s game “a pita cega” (“blindman’s buff” in English, literally “the blind hen” in Galician language) and the tools used to clean up vineyards in this spectacular biodynamic farm: a flock of chicken (Her red wine labels, on the other hand, feature the sheep used to graze and fertilize soils). Blend of mostly Albariño, Treixadura and other indigenous varieties, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and aged on its lees for 20 months. Very expressive, complex nose with aromas of apples, white fruit, fennel, floral notes and minerals. Medium to full bodied, round, sumptuous on the palate. Lively, fresh, vibrant, good acidity. Amazing wine ⚡️ — a month ago
Nice bouquet with a light, bright color and body. Taste presents all the characteristics of a Tempranillo balanced well with the Shiraz. Nice wine. — 7 days ago
Goes well with white fish and served cold. Would bet again — 4 days ago
An excellent rioja reserva. Never disappointed — 18 days ago
Paired super well with seafood. It has a very interesting mineral taste to it and slides off the palate smoothly. Love this wine from Cadiz where it’s well known for seafood in Spain, not wines- so this is a great gem! — 5 days ago
Last night with close friends we opened the 2006 R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva. A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.
On the nose there was cherries, plum, fig, strawberry, balsamic, black pepper, herbal notes, forest floor.
On the palate I find cherry, plum, raspberry, black pepper, leather, anise, vanilla, spice, tobacco and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine elegant well rounded tannins tha leave you with a long red fruit earthy finish. This is a beautiful wine that still has many years ahead of it. I hope everyone's weekend was full of sharing and happiness. Please stay healthy and safe innthe week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago