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The August 2019 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 8/22/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #707. R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia Tinto 1973

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 93 JG.
". . . I was happy to cross paths with a perfect bottle in the last few months. The bouquet is deep, pure and vibrant on the ’73 Tondonia Gran Reserva, as it jumps from the glass in a blaze of cinnamon, singed wood, coffee, strawberry, orange zest, a touch of white pepper and a lovely base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is medium-full, complex and tangy, with lovely elegance and focus, sound mid-palate depth, and excellent length and grip on the silky and complex finish. Just an excellent bottle in its prime of life. I clearly underrated this wine a touch the last time I tasted it." View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2009, Issue #19
Provenance: The Haro Cellar
Notes: Top shoulder, chipped wax capsule, nicked, very lightly damp stained, very lightly scuffed, very lightly bin soiled label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $450

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