This is the flagship wine from the estate. The grapes are grown in an alluvial amphitheatre overlooking the Ebro and the wine is barrel aged for 6 years.
The 2008 was a cool vintage qualified as Very Good by the DOC Rioja Board.
"The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more definition and precision here. Drink trough 2030" (2008 vintage) 95 points,Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Louis Gutierrez, October 2020.
"The flagship wine from the estate, its Tempranillo grapes wrapped in an alluvial amphitheatre overlooking the Ebro, its wines barrel aged for six years. The 2008 was a relatively cool vintage, understated but perfectly correct; accurate if somewhat anodyne descriptors for the wine itself. The colour holds ruby charm and concentration at the core; the nose captures the classic house style, savoury, earthy yet with fine chiselled dark fruit definition and hints of graphite in support, then wood smoke and soy. Wonderfully composed, with firm acidity and a real presence en la boca, the wine dares to satisfy on many levels. Drinking Window 2021 - 2034"(2008 vintage) 92 points, Decanter, Simon Field, February 2021
Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva