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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.257 ratings
9.210 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 / we drank a glass in the evening, and now for sunday’s lunch, so with hours aeration. Só much fruit in smell, a real good balance, elegance and refinement. / Paired with venison, small potatoes, chanterelles and snow peas

Vintage 2010 / we drank a glass in the evening, and now for sunday’s lunch, so with hours aeration. Só much fruit in smell, a real good balance, elegance and refinement. / Paired with venison, small potatoes, chanterelles and snow peas

Oct 27th, 2019
Shawn R

Picture speaks more than the wine.

Picture speaks more than the wine.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Shawn R

This is the current release. I don’t know a lot about Spanish wines. I know this is this banging.

This is the current release. I don’t know a lot about Spanish wines. I know this is this banging.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Ron R
9.2

Excellent nose which displays stature and balance. On the palette, lots of cherries with regal tannins. A little pricey, but very enjoyable, and will last for years - best of the bunch today

Excellent nose which displays stature and balance. On the palette, lots of cherries with regal tannins. A little pricey, but very enjoyable, and will last for years - best of the bunch today

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Most likely over decanted this bottle a little bit. Deep garnet red with a mix of ruby too. Layered nose with dark cocoa, a little herbaceous and herbal. Solid acidity and medium tannins (6.5/10). Well integrated with dried red cherries, tobacco, a touch dark, earthy and a little forest floor. Medium bodied and medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2025.

Most likely over decanted this bottle a little bit. Deep garnet red with a mix of ruby too. Layered nose with dark cocoa, a little herbaceous and herbal. Solid acidity and medium tannins (6.5/10). Well integrated with dried red cherries, tobacco, a touch dark, earthy and a little forest floor. Medium bodied and medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2025.

Apr 29th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful Rioja. Winner of Spain/Portugal tasting at NCWC.

Beautiful Rioja. Winner of Spain/Portugal tasting at NCWC.

Nov 5th, 2016
Paul Jakubowski

30+ minute decant. Classic Rioja. Vanilla, new oak, and blackberry throughout. Concentrated with a spicy, medium minus finish. Enjoyed it. Drinking perfectly right now!

30+ minute decant. Classic Rioja. Vanilla, new oak, and blackberry throughout. Concentrated with a spicy, medium minus finish. Enjoyed it. Drinking perfectly right now!

Mar 20th, 2020
Christian Fischer

This drinks very well right now

This drinks very well right now

Mar 18th, 2020
ayako

クネインペリアルグランレゼルバ
果実の凝縮感がすごくて、余韻もとても長くて美味しいー!

クネインペリアルグランレゼルバ
果実の凝縮感がすごくて、余韻もとても長くて美味しいー!

Jan 27th, 2019
Bob & Elaine J.

Nice taste of cherries. Still drinking this bottle! Will update when finished!

Nice taste of cherries. Still drinking this bottle! Will update when finished!

Jul 21st, 2018