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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.273 ratings
9.212 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
Scott Taddeo

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Alberto Cdm

Buono ma troppo giusto, quasi banale

Buono ma troppo giusto, quasi banale

Mar 14th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Typical (as in excellent) GR Imperial nose, elegant red fruits, sauve oak, perfectly integrated. Mouthfeel is young and firm, yet what relents is a wonderful hint at the future of what this wine will give. Plenty to appreciate now but I think it will indeed only gain in complexity and only get better if you have the patience. A long, firm, persistently energizing and pleasant finish.

Typical (as in excellent) GR Imperial nose, elegant red fruits, sauve oak, perfectly integrated. Mouthfeel is young and firm, yet what relents is a wonderful hint at the future of what this wine will give. Plenty to appreciate now but I think it will indeed only gain in complexity and only get better if you have the patience. A long, firm, persistently energizing and pleasant finish.

Dec 20th, 2015
Maciek Krupa

Chief Wine Officer at WINYFY, Sommelier

8.5

Released too early. Wine still tastes youthful.

Released too early. Wine still tastes youthful.

Dec 5th, 2015
madame_toastte

Aging well, balanced fruit and tannins with acidity, earthiness and meatiness, would love to try again in a few years

Aging well, balanced fruit and tannins with acidity, earthiness and meatiness, would love to try again in a few years

Nov 3rd, 2018
Bill Morgan

After allowing the wine to breathe for a bit, tasted Oak, leather and cherry. Nice finish

After allowing the wine to breathe for a bit, tasted Oak, leather and cherry. Nice finish

Sep 7th, 2018
Jan de Weerd

Lush red fruit with a tangy finish. Rich! Just the right wine to recognize Real Madrid’s superiority. Won the Champion League again. Unfortunately over Liverpool ...

Lush red fruit with a tangy finish. Rich! Just the right wine to recognize Real Madrid’s superiority. Won the Champion League again. Unfortunately over Liverpool ...

May 27th, 2018
Joe Gillies

Excellent! So approachable now but you can easily see how this will age for decades beautifully.
Right now, nose is still developing and mainly black cherry aromas. Silky smooth BlackBerry, and plum with subtle tobacco,and leather.
Decanted for an hour.

Excellent! So approachable now but you can easily see how this will age for decades beautifully.
Right now, nose is still developing and mainly black cherry aromas. Silky smooth BlackBerry, and plum with subtle tobacco,and leather.
Decanted for an hour.

Apr 19th, 2018
Tara Rowland

She’s a beauty

She’s a beauty

Apr 15th, 2018
Emily Biskup

Amazing. Bought at lcbo- pleasantly surprised... buy as many as I can find!!!!!!

Amazing. Bought at lcbo- pleasantly surprised... buy as many as I can find!!!!!!

Mar 11th, 2018