How do legends live on? By the heirs taking care of it and being the only innovation ... not changing anything. "We want to make wines like our grandfather," says Mercedes López de Heredia, the responsible oenologist for this Rioja winegrowing monument. And that's exactly how the 2007 Reserva in a glass presents itself. Light ruby, subtle nose of red fruits, bourbon vanilla and spices. Very delicate on the palate, with a fine structure and almost youthful tannin structure. Reminiscent of a Burgundian and is light years away from the opulent blockbusters of the modern Riojas. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Viña Tondonia Reserva of recent years. Even more rare in half bottle format.