What does this wine taste like?
|Ruby red / Bright|
|Fresh / Plums / Black pepper / Sweet spices / Eucalyptus / Liquorice|
|Fine / Fresh / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Vegetables, Small game, Wild mushrooms
Ratings and awards
|2012||93 PK||95 SK|
|2011||92 PK||95 SK|
|2010||93 PK||95 SK|
|2009||92 PK||93 SK|
|2008||92 PK||91 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Intetesting rioja. Deep cherry red, slight orange rim. Loads on the nose, oriental spice, vanilla, coconut, dried figs, dates & blackberries, cedar, strawberry and cherry, but with medicinal notes. Cherry on the palate, dried fruits (raisins, figs, dates, blackberry), spicy power but with a very powerful medicinal note. Medium to high acidity, medium intensity & body, high tannin, but clears with air. Soft mouthfeel. Good intro to heredia, but really wanted to love this and instead 'just' enjoyed it
Another excellent wine from Viña Tondonia
I remember when visiting the winery back in 2009 and tasting the first time wines from Viña Tondonia after the tour around their cellar. The tour ended with a tasting of different wines. I'm not sure if I tried the Cubillo back then, but bought a tasting set and tried it back home. That was excellent. Now ordered finally more and this is such an excellent Rioja wine that all Tempranillo fans would love. My favourite is still Viña Tondonia Reserva, but the Cubillo is also excellent. Highly recommend!
Ultra Traditional Rioja
I’ve enjoyed previous vintages of this wine, the entry level red from López de Heredia, and this did not disappoint. Cherry, strawberry, saddle leather and smooth spices were all present in abundance. Fabulous for the price and one i’ll be buying again.
A real star of the Crianzas. Full on Rioja oakiness but really well balanced, deep and smoooooth! I love this wine for the distinctive character of the Bodega. The Cubillo and its big brothers, Bosconia and Tondonia, are all exceptional.
Interesting and enjoyable
Great quality for a crianza, initially leather and Tabacco to the fore, but after a while the red fruit comes to the fore, with a hint of leather and coffee in the background, with good acidity. Good complexity good wine
|Ageing period||36 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
|Vine age||40 years|
Bodegas R. López de Heredia
Founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta at the end of the 19th Century, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia is still today a single-family winery, where the four generations that took the helm have carried on the philosophy, working practices and social maxims introduced by the founder. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia is also these days one of the names commanding most respect and admiration amongst wineries producing “fine...