Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2015

CVNE / Bodegas Contino: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2015


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Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo 5%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2065
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 95–96/100
Suckling: 97/100
Tim Atkin: 96/100
Galloni: 95/100
Penin: 94/100
Decanter: 94/100
Wine Enthusiast: 94/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2015


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. 95-96/100


Suckling über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Suckling: Plenty of sandalwood, cedar, black-fruit and walnut aromas. So perfumed. Just a hint of dried fruit to add complexity. Full-bodied and layered with firm tannins, yet the ripe fruit is layered in-between. Gorgeous, succulent finish. One for the cellar. Drink or hold. 97/100


Tim Atkin über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Tim Atkin: Produced in CVNE's bodega within a bodega, entirely dedicated to Imperial, this is a superb Gran Reserva that combines Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Rich, dense and layered, with fine new French and American oak, wonderful focus, savoury tannins and the depth and concentration to age for a decade or more. 96/100


Galloni über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Galloni: Saturated garnet. Expansive red and blue fruit, cured tobacco, potpourri, spice and succulent herb aromas, along with vanilla and smoky mineral notes. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering mineral- and spice-accented boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that deepen and turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Shows sharp definition and spicy thrust on the impressively long, gently tannic finish, which leaves behind suggestions of juicy blue fruits and oak spices. 95/100


Penin über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Penin: Dunkles Kirschrot mit granatrotem Saum. Aromen von Früchtekonfit, Tabak, süße Gewürze und Zigarren. Am Gaumen würzig, reife Tannine und lang. 94/100


Decanter über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Decanter: Contino is famous for its wonderfully sited vineyard, and for being a very early adopter of Graciano as a single variety. Two years after this vintage (10% Graciano), there was change of winemaker. Today there are clear movements towards greater freshness. My recent focus has been on their Graciano and Garnacha, so this is a good reminder to look out for the forthcoming vintages of Contino's Gran Reserva; they should be very promising indeed. Dense and dark, aged for three years in French and American oak, with a fine finish of supple tannin. 94/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva

-- Wine Enthusiast: This inky garnet wine features a nose of dark plum, caramel and lavender that set the stage for flavors of black currant, blackberry, vanilla, dark chocolate, clove and violet. It is smooth in the mouth, with opulent tannins and a note of orange zest on the bright finish. 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.

Rioja CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2015