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Cvne Imperial 2014 Wine Review

Cvne Imperial 2014

Cvne Imperial 2014

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2019-2029

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cvne

Agent: Von Terra Enterprises Ltd.

More Vintages: 2012  2009  2010  2009 

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Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España / Reserva / Very tannic now, but give it some cellar time and it'll be glorious. Also you'll still need to decant it when you do open it -- 1-2 hours. Aromas of smoke, leather, tanned leather, savoury herbs and blackened fruit. This wine is mostly made from Tempranillo grapes and is aged for 12 months in French and American oak casks. Pair with grilled lamb. MINE: Imperial Reserva 2012 is a 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo red wine blend from the Rioja, fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for two years. Drink now and for the next three years. OTHER: Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows: Tasted Sept. 19, 2018. Colour medium ruby. Legs thick. Aromas and flavours of, cherry, strawberry sauce, spice, cedar and wood burner. Taste extra dry, full body, ripe fruit, grippy in your face tannin. Some mouth-watering, the alcohol is balance with the tannin. Long complex oak inspired finish. This is a nice wine that shows what Tempranillo can do when aged in oak. Highly recommended try. Just add a nice lamb dish. OTHER: Imperial Reserva is a wine that I've bought and drunk with enormous pleasure over the years and a case of this will be heading in the direction of my cellar too. It's a wonderfully complex, balanced cuvée of Tempranillo with 15% Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha, all of it from the Rioja Alta. Sappy, structured yet wonderfully refreshing, this will age gracefully for a decade or more. Drink Date: 2020-30. Score - 95 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, Rioja Special Report 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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