Viña Real (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.325 ratings
9.59 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Mark Lipton

1970 vintage. Cork has pulverized, but this wine is a beauty. Extremely fragrant still fruity, and It was so smooth. It has spent the last 46 years in sublime restorative rest. Wish I could get more.

1970 vintage. Cork has pulverized, but this wine is a beauty. Extremely fragrant still fruity, and It was so smooth. It has spent the last 46 years in sublime restorative rest. Wish I could get more.

Oct 24th, 2016
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.5

India ink, rich loam and broken in boot leather. Rounded and mellowing but still with so much freshness and life left in it. Decanted.

India ink, rich loam and broken in boot leather. Rounded and mellowing but still with so much freshness and life left in it. Decanted.

Mar 17th, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

10

Near Perfect!

Near Perfect!

Sep 30th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.7

This wine is a large fruit forward wine with lots of depth and flush fruit. This is a lovely sumptuous wine. Buy this wine. Lovely balance.

This wine is a large fruit forward wine with lots of depth and flush fruit. This is a lovely sumptuous wine. Buy this wine. Lovely balance.

Apr 8th, 2013
Zach Jindra

Raw leather, plum, blackberry, prune, anise, dried strawberry, cedar, campfire smoke, black peppercorn. Acid is still moderately present. Tannins have fallen off considerably.

Leakage from the cork. Wine about a quarter inch below taper of neck. Cork had no hope without a Durand. With ah-so it still went straight in-- better than falling apart though. Honestly, I thought this was a bad gamble but wine came out better than I expected. Not prime but still good. 91

Raw leather, plum, blackberry, prune, anise, dried strawberry, cedar, campfire smoke, black peppercorn. Acid is still moderately present. Tannins have fallen off considerably.

Leakage from the cork. Wine about a quarter inch below taper of neck. Cork had no hope without a Durand. With ah-so it still went straight in-- better than falling apart though. Honestly, I thought this was a bad gamble but wine came out better than I expected. Not prime but still good. 91

Dec 7th, 2018
Richard Lewis

Morello cherry, fair amount of acid, a bit of dusty library. A surprising amount of fruit still present. Still a bit of tannin hiding at the end. Still has years of life ahead. Outrageously fantastic.

Morello cherry, fair amount of acid, a bit of dusty library. A surprising amount of fruit still present. Still a bit of tannin hiding at the end. Still has years of life ahead. Outrageously fantastic.

Aug 22nd, 2017
Richard Lewis

This is simply a stunner. Cherries and cocoa, still youthful and a few tannins lurking. Extraordinary. The cork, however...

This is simply a stunner. Cherries and cocoa, still youthful and a few tannins lurking. Extraordinary. The cork, however...

Nov 25th, 2016
Rob Feng

Wonderful

Wonderful

May 24th, 2015
James G

Great effort from Cune, this bottle was in great shape: elegant, classy wine, with deep dried cherry fruit in abundance. For 44 years old, just a remarkable wine

Great effort from Cune, this bottle was in great shape: elegant, classy wine, with deep dried cherry fruit in abundance. For 44 years old, just a remarkable wine

May 10th, 2015
Evan Malik

Very thin and flat, on got a tad better either bad bottle or past its prime

Very thin and flat, on got a tad better either bad bottle or past its prime

Jan 27th, 2015