1991 Viña Tondonia, Gran Reserva
Bodega: Lopez de Heredia
D.O./Zona: DOCa Rioja, Rioja Alta
Country: Spain- España
Type of wine: Tinto con crianza- Red with aging in barrel
Alcohol (vol): 12%
Price: 53 Euros (Spain), $75 approx., may cost more in the US or if purchased outside the winery
Varietals: Tempranillo 75%, Garnacho 15%, Mazuelo and Graciano for rest
Nose: Prunes, vanilla, dark berries, smells a bit like the cellar it was kept in, a bit musty.
Mouth: Enjoyable and surprisingly good. It is a very traditional Rioja wine with full body and distiguishable yet soft tannins.
I was a bit concerned about the cork being so wet, though the wine was not corked.
Elaboracion: Aged 9 years in American Oak barrel, racked 2x a year, fined with fresh egg whites
Recommended with meat dishes and served at 18-20 degrees C