Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2011

Grand Reserve red wine from La Rioja, made from a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged in French and American oak barrels.

Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
P 93/93+ ñ 92 93 93

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This Cune Imperial Gran Reserva is one of all-time La Rioja's classics. Interestingly, over the last vintages the winery has progressively reduced the use of oak, thus resulting in an even more fresher, nuanced and elegant Spanish red wine.

This Gran reserve red wine is produced from a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, all coming from estate-owned vineyards located in the cooler, higher-altitude zone of La Rioja Alta.

Crafted by the highly respected Cvne winery (acronym of Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España), the grapes of Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2011 were harvested when they had achieved an optimal ripeness. After a cold-maceration, alcoholic fermentation took place in French and American oak vats, while the malolactic fermentation and the subsequent 24-month ageing period were completed in French and American oak barrels. Finally, the wine was clarified with egg whites and aged for some years in the bottle before its release.

Drink until 2028. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

This superb red wine from Rioja recently got a score of Parker 93+. Besides, it was awarded a Silver Medal  in the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.

 

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Appearance

The red wine Cune Imperial Gran Reserva shows a clean, intense, delightfully mature ruby red colour of medium depth with brick red rim.

Nose

Elegance, subtlety and mild intensity. This classic blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo from Rioja exhibits a very seductive balance between ripe berry fruits, hints of liquorice and delightful notes of Jamaica pepper. We also find subtle aromas of oak ageing: delicate notes of cinnamon, Tahitian vanilla and a light touch of cedar wood.

Palate

Silky palate full of elegance and freshness. Very gently oaked and nicely textured, with velvety tannins, bright acidity and a good persistence. Earthy notes, dark fruit, withered leaves and a long aftertaste which is neither melancholic nor autumnal, but rather uplifting. Furthermore, this Gran reserve red wine by CVNE shows a great ageing potential.

Our personal opinion

The Rioja red wine Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2011 is the perfect wine for a dinner party. Gather a few friends, serve the wine in your best glasses and enjoy it!

OTHER VINTAGES

Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2009:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 91.

Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2008:

Peñín 93. Best Regional Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014.

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker's Score 93/93+
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Tim Atkin 96. Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Silver Medal.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo 5%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Unforgettable experience. Rioja greatness. Review by Nanook (Posted on 02/08/2018)
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Simply SENSATIONAL. Light yet deep. Intense yet fresh. Stays in your palate forever... Review by Bravo (Posted on 11/04/2018)
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