Blend from the late 60s and early 70s. A pretty god wine, though it needs plenty of time to open. From what I've tasted of these non vintage Tondonias they're solid drinkers but not up to the level of the regular vintage R/GR wines.
Still, nice notes of stewed black berries, with hints of tar and an almost molasses-like finish.
NB: like most old Riojas this needed serious decanting. Don't even think about opening it if it hasn't been standing up for a month first! — 20 days ago
A great comparative tasting of CUNE Vina Real GR vs Imperial with 1976, 1973, 1970, 1966 and 1964. The '73 and '70 Vina Real were my WOTN with a certain sweet grace to them. The Imperial were, on the whole, burlier. For the money, the 73 and 70 are winners. '64 was great but not at twice the price. — 5 days ago
A knackered bottle and a bit stinky on the nose, but the fruit is hanging in there. A little cloudy but clearly classy. Lovely midpalate- medium bodied, poised blue fruit, cool blooded with a sour cherry finish. Getting better in the glass. Delicious — 14 days ago