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2012 Cune (Cvne) Vina Real Gran Reserva Rioja

2012 Cune (Cvne) Vina Real Gran Reserva Rioja

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2012 Cune (Cvne) Vina Real Gran Reserva Rioja
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A powerful yet nuanced Gran Reserva from Vina Real. It wraps the palate in a plush cloak of Rioja's gamey red fruit, but this wine's charm lies in the floral, tobacco and spice complexities - alluring and exotic sensations clearly designed for food. With that balance of richness and structure - thanks to receiving the full treatment in vineyard and winery - this Vina Real Gran Reserva offers Cune range's more subtle and reflective expression of this intense Rioja style. Drink it now or lay it down, but don't miss out at this price.

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$53.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

Its Origins

The Cune label now occupies the mid-range of the Cvne hierarchy, but the name is based in the family's orginal hometown of Haro, Rioja Alta. It was there that Cvne were established in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, and over the decades they became and remained one of Rioja's most reliable sources of high quality wine. Soon comprising three bodegas (Asua de Real, Cune and Contino) they maintained the distinctiveness of each, with the Cune label's stylistic integrity built around a balance of old and new style Rioja: clean, juicy fruit with oak influence and ageworthy acid and tannin structure.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Luis Guttierez

"The classical 2012 Viña Real Gran Reserva is produced with 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano, fermented in stainless steel with neutral dry yeasts and aged in new oak barrel for two years. It's very spicy and creamy, with developed aromas, open and expressive. The palate feels very polished, with a fine thread of acidity going through its core. There is good balance between power and elegance. It should develop nicely in bottle, even if it's approachable now. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2015." Drink 2018 - 2027

93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Deep, vivid red. Spicy, highly perfumed red currant, cherry and candied rose scents, along with suggestions of vanilla and woodsmoke that build in the glass. Sweet, concentrated and penetrating, offering palate-staining, smoke-tinged cherry and red berry flavors given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Very smooth and seamless in character; tannins play a supporting role in an impressively long, sappy, red-fruit-driven finish. (fermented in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and two years of aging in a combination of French and American oak barrels; aged in bottle for three years before release)." Drink 2022 - 2035

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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