Imperial Gran Reserva 2010

CVNE / Bodegas Contino

Imperial Gran Reserva 2010

Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2060
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 95/100
Tim Atkin: 97/100
Parker: 94/100
Suckling: 94/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Imperial Gran Reserva 2010


Lobenberg: Mittleres, leicht bräunlich durchscheinendes Rot. Würzige Nase, Pflaume, sehr reife Kirschen, Erdbeere, reife Johannisbeere. Butterweiches Tannin mit überaus charmanter Säure, erdig, süffig. Ein archetypischer Klassiker. 95/100


Tim Atkin über: Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Tim Atkin: -- Atkin: Old vine parcels in Briones and Villalba provide the fruit for this exceptional blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. This is a wine to drink now or, better still, cellar for a decade or more: sweet oak, black fruits, Asian spices and remarkable focus and freshness. Great value, too. 97/100


Parker über: Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Parker: We're in for a treat with the 2010 Imperial Gran Reserva, a classic among classics in a classic vintage. It's very spicy and still slightly oaky, with ripe fruit without any excess; it is a serious, somehow Bordeaux-like, less-perfumed red. The palate shows that seriousness, with some dusty tannins and a dry finish. The texture is a little earthy, very good for food. This could be drunk now, but I'd give it some time in the bottle. The oak feels very nicely integrated, less noticeable than in warmer vintages like 2009. A very good vintage for this bottling. The category that was close to disappearing ten years ago seems to be alive and kicking with 50,000 bottles produced in 2010. 94/100


Suckling über: Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Suckling: Lots of plum, chocolate and rose aromas. Licorice and cloves too. Very subtle yet rich. Full-bodied, very fine and balanced. Lovely firm and silky mouthfeel. It still needs some bottle age to soften but is already long and beautiful. Elegant. Drink or hold. 94/100

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Bodegas Contino

Die Bodegas Contino liegt in Laserna auf Schwemmland mit viel Kalkeinsprengseln und Kieseln nahe des Ebro, in einer Flussschleife unterhalb Laguardias in der Rioja Alavesa, der vom Terroir und Mikroklima klar besten Region der Rioja und damit Spaniens.

Imperial Gran Reserva 2010