2015 Cune (Cvne) Vina Real Reserva

93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
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Classical yet beautifully approachable, this gorgeous Reserva is doing everything at once. The intense depth and purity of fruit from elevated, mineral-rich Rioja Alavesa was preserved by fermenting in steel, before 22 months in oak to tone this brightness with alluring layers of toasty, spicy and savoury complexity. A complete and compelling wine, this is not to be missed.
$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle

Grape

90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, Garnacha, Mazuelo

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

93/100 Parker's Wine Advoate, Luis Gutierrez

"The classical 2015 Viña Real Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from a warm and early harvest that fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new oak barriques for 22 months with rackings every four months. I find it very expressive, aromatic and open, ripe and hedonistic but without excess. It has the soft and approachable profile of the Alavesa wines but with the grip of the fine-grained, chalky tannins. It's gentle but has clout. Delicious! 340,000 bottles produced. I tasted from the only bottling of 2018." Drink 2019 - 2023

92/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Youthful violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe, spice-accented red and dark berries, cherry preserves, vanilla and cigar box. A suave floral nuance emerges slowly. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated blackberry, bitter cherry and mocha flavors that are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic in style, displaying impressive finishing power, mounting tannins and a lingering spicecake note." Drink 2022 - 2032

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Earthy berry and plum aromas come with patented Rioja side notes of vanilla and tobacco, while this reserva from a warm but top-notch vintage feels dry and slightly choppy. Roasted, gamy plum and berry flavors show some buttery oak, peppery notes and a leafy accent in front of a meaty finish touched up by lemony hints." Drink 2020 - 2024

Variety Tempranillo
Region Rioja
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2019 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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