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The March 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 3/26/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #932. R. López de Heredia Rioja Tinto Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia 1981

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 95 WA.
"The 1981 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva has a vibrant nose reminiscent of coeval Burgundy, with scents of citrus peel, orange rind, singed leather and a Tuscan delicatessen. The palate has a penetrating orange peel and tart cherry entry with potent earthy notes at its core. It is supremely well-balanced with an energetic finish underpinned by crisp dry tannins. This wonderful Rioja is drinking perfectly now and will age effortlessly . . . . I have adored, indeed occasionally worshiped, the wines of Lopez de Heredia for many years, so I am not ashamed to admit that visiting both their vineyard and their winery was a pilgrimage." Wine Advocate #202, Aug 2012
Provenance: The Apennine Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225


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