Red

1957 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • don_quichotte Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 26, 2013 - Pure velvet. Like a lot of older wines, difficult to find dominant notes. Very balanced. Tobacco, leather. Fruitcake. Forest floor. Round. Long. Got better with air - not going anywhere in a hurry. First "serious" wine I bought on the back of a single cellartracker review, and not a regret to be had.

  • Vinomane wrote: (99 points)

    December 1, 2007 - The greatest Rioja, and among the most profound wines, ever tasted -- and from a vintage of little repute. Dark, powerful though at the end of its plateau of maturity; redolent of horse, iron, ancient oak, saddle leather, shoe polish, wet tobacco (my notes say"oxblood," which is perhaps evocative, but too fanciful to be taken seriously). Tremendous grip and length. Another unpromising vintage whose very best would come around in time, had anyone the courage to hold for decades on the off-chance of a miracle. At River Club for Meg R.'s 50th.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1957
  • Type Red
  • Producer C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Imperial Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 20 (95%)
  • Consumed 1 (5%)

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