95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more definition and precision here."
95 points James Suckling
"Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always."
"Smells like red-apple skins. The snap of green runner beans. Mushroom compost. Coffee beans in yuzu syrup. How to describe this wine at the end of a long tasting… it's just unspeakably beautiful. A Lindenberg poem? Shadows across the cobbles? Sunset lighting up old stone walls? Roast chestnuts on a wintery night? It defies description. I wanted to spend hours with this wine, slipping under its spell with total abandon. Criminally underpriced. VVGV *very very good value* 18/20 points. (TC)"