Saturday, January 26, 2019

CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva

2010 CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva...$69.99
Aging in cask 36 months and aging in bottle 48 moths before going to market .
Certain wines exude a sense of elevated excellence. This one gets to that level via aromas of spice cake, baked plum and tobacco aromas. A stocky saturated palate is structured and built to age, while this tastes of cool blue fruits, herbs, coffee and chocolate. A smoothly textured finish deals cocoa and mocha notes. Drink through 2040.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The 1999 Imperial Gran Reserva from a good vintage has a very expressive nose of Asian spices, balsamic, violets, and assorted black fruits. Elegant on the palate, it is a wine of finesse in combination with intense flavors and a lengthy, pure, silky finish. It will drink well for another 6-8 years.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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