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2010 Cune (CVNE) Imperial Rioja Reserva

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June 18, 2023 - $46



94James Suckling

Lots of plum, chocolate and rose aromas. Licorice and cloves too. Very subtle yet rich. Full-bodied, very fine and balanced. Lovely firm and silky mouthfeel...long and beautiful. Elegant.

93Wine Spectator

Smoky and tarry notes...plum, licorice, soy and mineral notes... The tannins and acidity are balanced and unobtrusive.

93Vinous / IWC

Spicy, intensely perfumed cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by vanilla, potpourri and an exotic Indian spice quality. Smooth, round and concentrated, offering sweet, focused red and dark berry compote flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Appealingly sweet and broad on the impressively long...showing finishing notes of allspice, raspberry and bitter chocolate.

93Wine Enthusiast

Cool, toasty aromas show sweet maple and vanilla notes along with berry and cassis scents. Fresh...elegant, this deals ripe berry and loamy earth flavors in front of a mellow finish that's clean and not too demanding.

91The Wine Advocate

...a clean, elegant nose of red fruits...medium-bodied...the tannins are well-coated by the fruit, and it ends with good length and clean flavors.


Spain, Rioja

Rioja Demoninación de Origine Calificada is Spain’s most important wine region. Located in northern Spain, it comprises 135,000 vineyard acres and was the first official appellation in Spain, earning its official DO status in 1926. In 1991 it became Spain’s first DOCa, Spain’s most prestigious appellation category. The DOCa is divided into three subzones: La Rioja Alavesa in the northeast; La Rioja Alta in the southwest; and La Rioja Baja in the east. About 75 percent of Rioja wines are reds, with Tempranillo the predominant grape. Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, a spicy, high-acidity red grape, are also allowed. White wines are made from Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Wines were made in this region well before the Romans arrived, though the Romans then the medieval monks refined vineyard management and wine production. In the 19th century French families migrated to Rioja after phylloxera wiped out their vineyards, and the French helped establish the tradition of wine blends, still part of Rioja winemaking. According to the rules for the appellation, a wine labelled a simple Rioja can spend less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Criziana is aged for at least two years, one in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged at least three years, with at least one in oak. A Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged at least five years, with two years in oak.


2010 Cune (CVNE) Imperial Rioja Reserva

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE)