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(CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva) Again a firmer, fuller style than the corresponding Viña Real from the same vintage. Even broader, and showing a greater spread of fruit and supporting oak. A big, structured, tannin-infused palate, although there is a rounded texture, and a lovely smoky-feral-tobacco complexity to it. Showing lovely notes of maturity, although this has years ahead of it yet. Again a lovely length.
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