Grapes: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo, and Graciano.
Aging: 9 years in American oak barrels and at least 9 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Prolonged aging in old oak has lent this Gran Reserva a complexity and wealth of mysterious nuances. On the palate the wine retains its vitality as if it wanted to conceal its true age.
Gastronomy: Excellent with all kinds of meat.
Color: Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber.
Talking About the Wines:
-James Suckling, “The Alluring Freshness of Spain”, July ’17 gave 96 points to 1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. “Sweet tobacco, orange zest, and hints of balsamic with dried fruits on the nose. Full body, soft, and silky with a tangy, and fruity combination that gives such pleasure. Very balanced and refined. Aged ten years in cask…”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, April '15 gave 97 points to 1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. "This light-colored, ethereal 1995 is the essence of Viña Tondonia. It has developed aromas and complexity gained with time in bottle of incense, leather, cured meat, cherries in liqueur, cold bonfire, and spices. The palate is super-tasty, with fully resolved tannins and very good acidity. The texture is super-fine, sophisticated, and ethereal with gob-smacking balance. Intense, powerful, and elegant, too."