Red

2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Cailles wrote: 95 points

    August 30, 2019 - Spain Trip (w/ some Rioja gems): This is a young, bold wine with waves of powerful oak-derived aromas and quite true to its place. Seems to be a textbook Gran Reserva with the before-mentioned power and softened tannins that might blossom into something very beautiful in two or three decades. But don’t get me wrong, this can be drunk now. 95 points today thanks to many layers of aromas and a good precision and length. You have to be in the mood to drink such an intensly oak-dominated wine, I certainly was that night.

    TN: Coffee ice cream, roasted coffee beans, cocoa notes, dark fresh cherries, sweet, ripe amarena cherries, with some time more and more red fruit, some ash notes, tobacco and a nice lift thanks to fresh herbs and fresh mint as well as cool soil aromas. It is showing less complex and impressive on the nose but layered and exciting on the palate. Very intense and powerful with a good length. The tannins are powerful but soft, enough acidity to cut through the richness. Not heavy or cloying and with a good balance of oak/earth/fruit aromas.

    Decanting: PnPed. No extensive decant needed - one hours should be enough.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat007 wrote: 93 points

    August 26, 2019 - Intense fruit of red cherry, first aging notes of tobacco, leather, also mocha, milk chocolate and fresh herbs. Mixed berries fruit tea. Very fruity palate but also a bit spicey and herbacious with a pretty long finish. Drinks very well right now, don’t hesitate to pop your bottle anytime now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • MWes wrote: 92 points

    March 15, 2019 - From memory. Really nice with lots of time left. Slow ox’ed all day and then decanted for 2 hours. Decades to go.

    2 people found this helpful
  • esylvestre Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 2, 2019 - Ça c'est ce qu'on recherche. Complexe, boisé, mais doux sur la finale.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mimik Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 14, 2019 - Dark brooding notes of black cherry, cedar and plum permeate through the nose with similar replays on the pallete. This is a modern wine but with a seductive taste that shows quality wine making and delivers immense pleasure. This is so young but will be great in a couple years time. Give it another 5 years and more. Long long plum and cedar finish. 93+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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    Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 3428591004592, 8410591002178, 8410591003854

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 157 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,723 (81%)
  • Consumed 239 (11%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, braisés, gibier, Roasted meat, Roasted poultry, Stew

Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  16 votes

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