Packed with sweet red-berry fruit, beautifully integrated wood and softening tannins, 2008 is an extremely well priced fine wine which Seckford staff are adding to their own cellars! Available for onward delivery in October 2020.
2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva
López de Heredia
£138 per six bottles in bond pre-arrival at Seckford*
“The 2008 Tinto Reserva announces itself with dense notes of macerated strawberries on the nose, followed seamlessly by those oh-so-glorious “Tondonia” notes of autumn bonfires and vanilla that make you feel perfectly at home. However, the 2008’s aromas move seamlessly into something much more delicate, verging even towards ethereal (for Rioja) with layers reminiscent of dried cranberries. Simply put, this is warm, delicious, elegant yet exhilarating Tondonia, more in line with the cool 2006 than other recent vintages. It is so full of life and energy but displays that wonderful, counterbalancing richness that just makes you want to relax and sink on to the sofa with it; it is a wine worthy of any cellar. Drink 2022-2040. ” Catriona Felstead MW
The Vintage: 2008 was rated a "very good" vintage in Rioja. Plenty of rain in the spring was followed by a mild and dry summer, resulting in good vine growth and healthy grapes. The high quality of the fruit was aided by the excellent weather conditions in the run-up to harvest which led to near-perfect berries and wonderfully balanced flavours in the grapes.