CVNE / Bodegas Contino

Imperial Reserva 2015

voluminös & kräftig
Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5%, Garnacha 5%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2042
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 94/100
Tim Atkin: 96/100
Suckling: 95/100
Galloni: 94/100
Parker: 93/100
Wine Spectator: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Tim Atkin über: Imperial Reserva

-- Tim Atkin: You’d be crazy to pull the cork on this impressively structured Reserva from some of CVNE's best vineyards in the Rioja Alta, such is its ageing potential. But what a wine it is, marrying Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano in a classic cuvée, nicely framed by French and American oak. 96/100


Suckling über: Imperial Reserva

-- Suckling: A tight and linear red now with very long and direct palate that is driven and intense. Medium to full body, bright blackberry and mineral character. Just a baby now. Give it three to four years to soften. A beauty. 95/100


Galloni über: Imperial Reserva

-- Galloni: Saturated, brilliant ruby. Explosive, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, incense, floral oils and vanilla, along with suggestions of mocha, licorice and woodsmoke. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering intense blackberry, cherry preserve and violet pastille flavors and allspice, coconut and star anise flourishes. Distinctly rich yet energetic as well, finishing with resonating floral and spice character, well-integrated tannins and superb mineral-driven persistence. 94/100


Parker über: Imperial Reserva

-- Parker: The analysis of the 2015 Imperial Reserva is almost identical to those of the Viña Real Reserva from the same vintage, but the profile is quite different. This is the more serious Haro-style red, and it has slightly darker fruit and a medium to full-bodied palate with very good grip, powerful but with great balance. The blend is also similar—85% Tempranillo and the rest split between Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha—but these are grapes from Rioja Alta fermented with yeasts selected from their own vineyards. The wine matured in French and American oak barrels for two years. The wines are different, but the quality level is similar. 93/100


Wine Spectator über: Imperial Reserva

-- Wine Spectator: This balanced red shows muscle without losing grace. Black cherry, leafy, forest floor and toasty notes mingle over well-integrated tannins in a silky texture, with fresh acidity giving way to a floral, minerally finish. Not showy, but harmonious. 93/100

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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.

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