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2011 CVNE, "Imperial" Gran Reserva Rioja

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2011 CVNE, "Imperial" Gran Reserva Rioja

CVNE "Imperial"... Former #1 Wine of The Year!
#5 Top 100 Wine of 2019 & "Editor's Choice"

Made In Only The Finest Vintages

CVNE "Imperial" Gran Reserva is a classic Rioja sourced from the oldest vines on the estate.  Grapes are sorted in the vineyard immediately after picking to ensure that only perfect grapes go into the wine.  

Many collectors regard CVNE's "Imperial" as the ambassador of Spanish reds for its consistent and outstanding quality.

Recently claiming the #5 Top 100  spot, you may recall that the 2004 CVNE "Imperial" Gran Reserva was Wine Spectator's #1 Wine of The Year!  

"This is a fabulous Gran Reserva... Aromas of spiced plum, black olive, fig, tobacco and cassis come together like a puzzle. A deep, pure palate shows near-perfect balance, while this tastes of plum, berry fruits and earthy spice. Smooth, elegant and chocolaty on the finish, this delivers all one can ask for from a Rioja." Wine Enthusiast

And, it's not just Wine Enthusiast sining the wine praise:

  • "Second glass please."  Decanter
  • "Palate-staining raspberry, cherry-vanilla and rose pastille flavors display excellent depth and energy, and a spine of juicy acidity provides added lift and back-end cut. Melds richness and vivacity..." Vinous
  • "It has good depth and complexity in the nose, nicely layered, very balsamic and tertiary. It feels elegant and harmonious..."  Wine Advocate

A second glass indeed!

Quantities are limited.  Be sure you are one of the few to enjoy this tasty (and world-class) Tempranillo!

 

Enjoy!

$78.95 per bottle / $947.40 per case

Summary


WINE ENTHUSIAST

97 / 100

#5 Wine of 2019

"This is a fabulous Gran Reserva from a very good but lightly heralded vintage. Aromas of spiced plum, black olive, fig, tobacco and cassis come together like a puzzle. A deep, pure palate shows near-perfect balance, while this tastes of plum, berry fruits and earthy spice. Smooth, elegant and chocolaty on the finish, this delivers all one can ask for from a Rioja. Drink through 2035."


Product Details


Producer: Cune (CVNE)

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Tempranillo

Vintage: 2011

Size: 750ml

Code: W03479-4