Red

2008 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • DanielOsman Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 29, 2020 - Decanted for 1 hour. Initially nose was closed, post decant opened nicely with notes of plum, blackberry, spice and aniseed. Palate is smooth, complex, subtle fruit, spice, tobacco, leather, herbs. Tannins very fine now and a good acidity remains leaving a medium/long finish. Still got some time left in this.

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 23, 2019 - From Magnum. The wine needed a 90 minutes. Loads of red fruits with a slight sour twinge. Nicely dry with dried herb and some faint Oak.

  • amateur62 wrote: 89 points

    December 17, 2017 - Drunk first half without a decant and the second half on the next day. Better on day one and also as the last bottle that I have decanted. Fresh and classical with nice stone fruit and medium length on day one, a bit rustic on day two, better drink now and do not wait too long with the last bottles.

  • wineaficionado Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 7, 2017 - I have had just the last bottle of this wine. It is just excellent. There is no sign of aging. You can put the half empty bottle in the fridge for days with no vacume or even a simple cork and it still tastes fresh and great. The nose is spectactular with a lot of spices. On the palate it is elegant and tasteful.

  • amateur62 wrote: 88 points

    March 11, 2017 - Raisins at opening that dissolve after an hour decant. Nice nose with prune and tertiary notes, on the palate fresh, but a bit rustic and with dry finish. Good but has far not the level of the best Imperial vintages, not sure if it holds longer than another three years.

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    Nov/Dec 2014, Issue #54, Cuné and Contino Rioja Legendary Classics

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/13/2014 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/25/2015 (link) 91 points

    (C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Reserva) Opaque red violet color; appealing, aromatic, ripe berry, vanilla, baked black fruit nose; ripe tart berry, ripe red fruit, vanilla palate; needs 5-plus years; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Imperial Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 097985145222, 722358720088, 8410591000266, 8410591002178, 8410591002376, 8410591002963, 8410591008163

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 326 (62%)
  • Consumed 202 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Grilladen, Käse, kräftigen Fleischgerichten, Manchego-Käse, Paella, Rehpeffer, rotes Fleisch, Wild

Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  17 votes

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