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2011 Cvne

Imperial Reserva



Black currant and kirsch flavors mingle with dark chocolate and espresso notes in this rich red. Smoky and tarry notes add a savory element. Firm tannins support the polished texture, while balsamic acidity lingers on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases imported.–TM   Wine Specator 90

There is a clear step up from the Cune range to Imperial, starting with the 2011 Imperial Reserva. Cropped from a ripe vintage, it is the usual Tempranillo with some Graciano and a pinch of Mazuelo fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for two years. This is braver than the 2010, with more present tannins, still young and unevolved. It has the elements to develop more complexity with hints of spices and leather, fruit and American wood notes. The palate is medium-bodied, perhaps not as expressive and open as the 2010. One more year in bottle should do it good. 150,000 bottles produced. Wine Advocate 91



Item: Wine-279803
Year: 2011
Producer: Cvne
Designation: Imperial Reserva
Varietal: Tempranillo
Region: Rioja, Spain
Wine Advocate: 91
Wine Spectator: 90