Rioja CVNE Imperial Reserva 2016

CVNE / Bodegas Contino

Rioja CVNE Imperial Reserva 2016

voluminös & kräftig
Tempranillo 85%, Garnacha 5%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2043
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 94–95/100
Galloni: 94/100
Parker: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Rioja CVNE Imperial Reserva 2016


Lobenberg: Superklassischer Rioja aber klar definiert und präzise im Geradeauslauf. Saftig, feiner Trinkfluss und viel Persönlchkeit. Archetypisch historische beste Riojaexpression. 94-95/100


Galloni über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Reserva

-- Galloni: Deep, brilliant ruby. Cherry, cassis, vanilla and incense on the expansive nose, where a zesty mineral note adds vibrancy. Sappy and precise on the palate, offering sweet dark berry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors along with hints of mocha and spicecake. Rich and ample in style but shows superb energy as well. Finishes sweet, seamless and extremely long, with lingering florality and polished, fully integrated tannins. 94/100


Parker über: Rioja CVNE Imperial Reserva

-- Parker: The prototype of red from Rioja Alta could very well be the 2016 Imperial Reserva, fine, precise and powerful. The grapes for this cuvée were picked between October 10th and 25th, and it's a canonical blend of 85% Tempranillo and the rest Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha with 14% alcohol and balancing freshness. It fermented with their own Imperial yeasts in oak vats of different sizes and matured in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. This wine has a very defined style that should not change; it has more oak than the Asúa Reserva and is made with grapes not only from Haro but also from Torremontalvo, Villalba and Briones. 2016 was a cooler year, and the wines are fresher and balanced. This has the mushroomy touch from the old cave and plenty of tannins that are going to require powerful food and/or time in bottle. A classic among classics. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019. 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.