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1970 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • sharonandroland Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 22, 2021 - In perfect condition - shining

  • paulst Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 5, 2021 - Initially leather, strawberry, licorice and complex; became thick and simple; sweet finish.

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

    November 19, 2021 - Earth, violets. raisin and vanilla nose; textured; blackberry-blueberry; sweet long finish.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 16, 2021 - Sweet blackberry with leather and tar nose; supple; deep sweet blackberry; earthy and complex; long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • europat55 wrote: 92 points

    January 10, 2021 - Nose: A- Palate: B++
    My #3, Group's #2 (48 pts). Tasted blind.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2014, Issue #54, Cuné and Contino Rioja Legendary Classics

    (Rioja “Viña Real” Gran Reserva- Cuné) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Traditional Wines, A Few Overly Alcoholic Dinosaurs and More Old Rioja Notes Than Anyone Has A Right to Taste

    (Rioja “Viña Real” Gran Reserva- Cuné) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2011, Issue #35, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Old Rioja and An Embarrassment of Riches From Outside the Mainstream Regions

    (Viña Real Rioja Gran Reserva- C.V.N.E.) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/15/2005 (link)

    (CVNE, Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/25/2014 (link) 94 points

    (C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva) Bricked medium red violet color with pale meniscus; maturing, tart cherry, baked cherry, baked raspberry, spice nose; youthful, refined, classic Rioja, cherry syrup, tart raspberry, red candy palate; will go 40-plus years; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/1/2011 (link) 93 points

    (C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva) Bricked medium dark brown red color with 2 millimeter clear meniscus; very nice, roasted, dried cherry, rich wood nose; tasty, mature but grippy, autumnal, dried cherry, walnut, roasted plum palate with firm sweet tannins; will go 20+ more years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red
  • Producer C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Viña Real Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 431 (64%)
  • Consumed 233 (35%)

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