2014 Cune (Cvne) Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
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A "classic among classics" in top Rioja, the Cune Imperial Gran Reserva is stellar. Huge density and flavour concentration is framed by perfect balance of acidity, tannin structure and the refinement that can only come from 36 months in the best oak. After further years settling in bottle, this wine is released ready to decant (well) with food or cellar further. One of the finest Rioja on offer, this compares to aged French wines of four times the price. Collect!
$95.00 in mixed 6+ or $105.00 per bottle

Grape

Tempranillo et al

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 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Shimmering ruby-red. An intensely perfumed nose displays cherry cola, cassis, licorice and smoky oak; floral and vanilla qualities emerge in the glass. Juicy, penetrating red and dark fruit flavors are given spine by a core of tangy acidity, and bitter chocolate, candied rose and spicecake nuances develop with air. Gently gripping tannins add shape to an impressively long, incisive finish that leaves more vanilla and cherry notes behind. Raised for 22 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels." Drink 2023 - 2035

Variety Tempranillo
Region Rioja
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2023 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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