Lopez de Heredia 2004 Vina Tondonia Reserva (94 pts)
The 2004 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva is a vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh nose with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.
Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo
94 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good balance between spices, leathery notes, cherries and balsamic notes of cigar box and incense. The palate is both round and crisp, with refined tannins. It has very good balance with subtle acidity and very good persistence. "