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Cune Rioja Reserva

C.V.N.E - Cune Rioja Reserva 2016

Spain
Red Wine from Rioja · Spain
Price: £15.95
Case Rate: £15.95
Ex Tax: £13.29
Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Winery: C.V.N.E
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: 85% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha 5% Mazuelo
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
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Rating 89 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Winery: C.V.N.E
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: 85% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha 5% Mazuelo
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Burgundy colour with medium intensity and pink reminiscences in the ellipse. On the nose it is an attractive wine with floral aromas and very fruity with forest fruits intermingled with the sweet aromas of the spices from the ageing in barrel during 18 months. On the palate it is a soft wine, marked by a silky tannin and a fresh finish, which gives us a long and complex aftertaste.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 89 pts

Feb 2018 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2014 Cune Reserva has adapted its profile to more modern parameters, with aging in barrique for 18 months. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. It has an approachable profile, gentle and quite fruit-driven, with limited impact from the élevage. In the palate, the wine shows good balance and fine tannins.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012) - 92 pts

May 2017 - Josh Raynolds - Bright ruby-red. Sexy, oak-spiced cherry and dark berries on the nose, along with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated cherry, cassis and rose pastille flavors that become deeper and sweeter on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, finishing with impressive, fruit-driven tenacity and supple framing tannins.


JancisRobinson.com (2012) - 16 pts

Tasted March 2017 - Fresh, cherry-tobacco and coconut aromas. The wood is to the fore with coconut and warm allspice and dark chocolate with the cherry fruit crouching back but staying bright and whole. Pretty good if not thrilling. (TC)


Wine Spectator (2013) - 89 pts

Fresh and focused, this red offers black cherry, plum, licorice and smoky flavors, well-balanced by light, firm tannins and crisp acidity. Graceful. Drink now through 2021


James Suckling (2012) - 92 pts

Dec 2016 - An intense and ripe nose of black cherries, strawberries and plums with hints of soft spices. Full body, concentrated and juicy tannins and a refreshing, fruity finish. Delicious. Drink now.


Wine Enthusiast (2012) - 89 pts

Aromas of road tar and gritty black fruits come around but remain earthy. A chunky, slightly heavy palate is home to spicy, peppery plum and tomato flavors. The finish is lasting, snappy and drawing due to firm tannins and red-fruit acidity. Drink through 2022.


Tim Atkin (2012) - 93 pts

There was no Imperial made in 2013, which explains why this is such a serious wine in a rain-affected vintage. Blending Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, it’s a smooth, aromatic, densely textured red showing the stylish oak integration that’s a CVNE hallmark. 2018-28


Wine & Spirits (2012) - 93 pts

If you love the pleasures of traditional Rioja, you may be as charmed by this wine as I am. It's not flashy or insistent. In fact, it's sort of homely in its simplicity, more about delicacy and finesse than complexity. This starts out on tight red berry scents, builds tension with cool acidity, then adds depth with gentle sweetness, so the wine feels both firm and lush. Kudos to CVNE for one of the most compellingly drinkable 2012s you can find.

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