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:
-eRobertParker.com, 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."
-International Wine Cellar, Sept/Oct '12 gave 94 points to 1994 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva. "Full red. Wild, highly perfumed aromas of candied cherry, plum, anise, cured tobacco, Asian spices and vanilla, with smoke and allspice nuances. Sappy, seamless and expansive. Silky tannins build on and carry through a very long smoke and mineral-accented finish. No way I'd have guessed that this was an 18-year old wine."
-eRobertParker.com, Aug ’12 gave 96 points to 1994 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva red. "...elegant bouquet with light red cherries. The palate has a meaty, savory entry with crisp tannins and racy acidity. It displays a superb structure towards the finish. Delicious!”