The right amount of Funk ... Well rounded dark and red cherries, smoke, coffee, retama, eucalyptus, underbrush, mineral dry goodness with slightly high acidity and gentle tannins... BE A U TEE FULL — a day ago
In 1879, 2 brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, created and still kept in traditional neighborhood of Haro station today. Deep Ruby with ripe berry aromas/complex spices, 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Palate shows blackberry, cherry, sweet currant with herb, leather, oak & pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced good depth & structure, long finish, nice value! — 6 days ago
Deep and complex nose of sour cherry, raspberry, cedar, steeped black tea, old leather, vanilla, and forest floor. Flavor echoes the nose with hint of fig like sweetness. Vibrant palate with vivid acidity. Gripping tannins.
Great Rioja even in a so-so year. Will cruise for another 10 years easily. — 17 days ago
Vivid garnet. Cherry pit, red currant, cigar box, coconut and floral qualities on the fragrant nose. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red fruit, candied rose, cola and licorice flavors and a building vanilla quality. Closes long and spicy, with a repeating cherry note and supple tannins that lend discreet grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021)
— 9 days ago
Aroma is uncanny; a perfume of rose petals and coconut cream wafting from the glass. Totally beguiling. Vanilla and marzipan lead the way with fresh and dried red berries, red cherries, dried flowers and orange peel. So polished, but this needs more time for the oak and fruit to integrate. The 2010 Ardanza remains my favorite now for its classical balance. — 4 days ago
Shimmering ruby-red. Smoke-tinged aromas of candied cherry and blackberry, along with vanilla and espresso nuances. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated, appealingly sweet red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors that spread out steadily with air. Well-knit tannins frame the finish, which hangs on with strong, floral- and spice-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021)
— 9 days ago
Wow! On the nose, dark plums and black cherries, fresh dark liquorice.
On the palate. A first phase of dark plums, black cherries and black berries. Fairly quickly the dark fruit notes are cut through with black liquorice, secondary ripple effects of vegetation and hints of fresh mint. The final third engulfs the medley of flavours laced with fine leather. Medium tannin percolates around, staying for a final bow. Decanted 1hr and 45 min. Served with filet mignon with melted blue cheese, roasted vegetable medley sprinkled with goat’ cheese (sweet potatoes, beets, carrots), asparagus and green pea basil/mint puree (all prepared at home). — 4 days ago
Excellente!! When in Mexico, must have MX wines! For those who haven’t experienced some of the MX wines, please try them. Dark red fruit with berry Intensity that brings up jam and simply juicy deliciousness to mind. Slight spice, pepper and cinnamon on the nose and a medium long finish. Yes, this is a bit young and I would expect this to get even better with a few years on the rack. — 7 days ago