C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.172 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Lynn La Chapelle

Love this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignane! My favorite of the premium red tasting.

Love this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignane! My favorite of the premium red tasting.

May 22nd, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely and balanced

Lovely and balanced

Dec 10th, 2017
Megan Stockton

Amazing 40 year old Rioja. Still holding onto red fruits and beautiful acidity. Signature sweet and sour notes evident. Remarkable.

Amazing 40 year old Rioja. Still holding onto red fruits and beautiful acidity. Signature sweet and sour notes evident. Remarkable.

Oct 20th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Madierized but still interesting

Madierized but still interesting

Dec 4th, 2016
Angela Scott

2004 vintage. Amazing

2004 vintage. Amazing

Nov 3rd, 2015
Lisa Friedman (Weeks)

Had with sirloin chili- great example of the style to head into autumn wine drinking

Had with sirloin chili- great example of the style to head into autumn wine drinking

Oct 14th, 2014
Peter Lachman

Worth waiting for

Worth waiting for

Jan 27th, 2018
Paul Woolls

This has the sweet elegance of a well balanced, aged wine.

This has the sweet elegance of a well balanced, aged wine.

Sep 13th, 2017
Melissa Parsonson

Well balanced on the nose. Notes of ripe red berries and cherries. Herbaceous and a little woody. On the palate, a linear continuation of the nose. Tannins add structured depth brining a little spice to the silky finish. Drinking now and well. Would pair well with meats like lamb or suckling pig. Aromas start on the nose

Well balanced on the nose. Notes of ripe red berries and cherries. Herbaceous and a little woody. On the palate, a linear continuation of the nose. Tannins add structured depth brining a little spice to the silky finish. Drinking now and well. Would pair well with meats like lamb or suckling pig. Aromas start on the nose

Sep 11th, 2017
Chris England

Elegant old world with a new world punch in top year Rioja @ £50 that's going to get better & better 👍 but a little to balsamic @ moment & preferred 01 but has potential 😎

🍇 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano & 5% Mazuelo

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Deep stewed dark cherries buried in smokey soaked toasted oak w/ vanilla, balsamic infused sherry & light cocoa

👄 Med creamy smooth chewy dark cherry cocoa & balsamic body that's well balanced

🎯 Med+ dark rich cherry, cocoa & balsamic linger

Elegant old world with a new world punch in top year Rioja @ £50 that's going to get better & better 👍 but a little to balsamic @ moment & preferred 01 but has potential 😎

🍇 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano & 5% Mazuelo

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Deep stewed dark cherries buried in smokey soaked toasted oak w/ vanilla, balsamic infused sherry & light cocoa

👄 Med creamy smooth chewy dark cherry cocoa & balsamic body that's well balanced

🎯 Med+ dark rich cherry, cocoa & balsamic linger

Jul 13th, 2017