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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1981

Medium garnet wide watery rim . No oxidation whatsoever , really quite floral and enticing on the nose , dried strawberry raspberry fruits , truffle , spiced old wood notes . On the palate lovely freshness and elegance with those red fruit, truffle and spiced strawberry, earl grey tea notes . Good length , just slightly drying on the finish now , apart from that this wine really does show well . Very elegant and precise . If you have the bottles open over the next 5 years or so . @ Rockpool Sydney , great suggestion from the sommelier even if I did really want to stick to Australia !
— 20 days ago

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Andrew Cullimore

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Haha , yes Bob that is the only regret I have about that choice ! Though in fairness my first choice (Jasper Hill , Emily’s Paddock 1993) they had just sold out of ! Their list is really quite fantastic in its depth , and not just of Australian wines . The steak was pretty good also !
Bob McDonald

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Yes, I remember going there to tick off wines from the “1001 Wines to Drink before you die”. I think much of it came from an American collector and was strong from the USA and across the board. I remember having a Pride Mountain (Napa) and a Numanthia (Spain) on various visits. Sadly they had the odd fake like a DRC RC 1945 for $75,000 which was removed from the list. Rudi strikes again?
Andrew Cullimore

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I can imagine it would take quite some time to go through that list ! Yes , the American partner in Rockpool had purchased quite a lot of Rudy fakes he ended up suing his insurer for $18 million and…. he lost.

Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2011

Another great one showing dark cherry, berry fruit with licorice, graphite, mineral, meat, olive, pepper, underbrush & violet. Rich & deep on the palate with an elegant & silky texture. — 2 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Very interesting wine this. Lots of leather with cassis and a hint of menthol. Very easy to drink and very smooth. This could develop in the coming years to an amazing wine...one to watch.
Paired with lamb shanks
— 17 days ago

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David T

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Looks delicious.


Great temporanllo led blend that , to your point,, will only get better over there next 20 years. But she's ready now. This is one of the best values in wine

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

Homero y juan c fernando rogelio — 2 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

2024/1/3 with garbure. Bright, limpid strawberry but with some lactic creaminess - make sense as the crianza sibling of Tondonia — 2 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2013

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, rest Graciano and Mazuelo, aged 5 years in American oak, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe jammy fruits, spice and tobacco notes, resulting from a warm dry growing season. On the palate flavors of ripe plum, blueberry and ripe cherry with spice, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine big rustic tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and leather notes. Nice! — 24 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Sempre interessante. Indovinato alla cieca 😁 — 2 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2011

2011. This is the Gran Reserva. Delectable locked up last night trying to enter that… our wine of the night. My daughter said that on each bite from multiple dishes, either the wine made the food better, or the food made the wine better. So glad I finally was able to drink a bottle! Happy New Year! — 2 months ago

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