Viña Real (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.210 ratings
9.32 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
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 95% Tempranillo & 5% Graciano, aged in new oak for 2 years and in bottle for 3 years before release. Ruby and Youthful, with aromas of black fruits and complex spice notes. From hand harvested grapes from better plots in Rioja Alavesa, the palate shows black and red berry fruits, some stewed cherry, with developing flavors of cacao, cedar and toasty leather notes. Smooth yet powerful tannins very well structured, balanced acidity, ending with a long finish of fruit almost a bit creamy. Outstanding and will only get better in the bottle!

A blend of 95% Tempranillo & 5% Graciano, aged in new oak for 2 years and in bottle for 3 years before release. Ruby and Youthful, with aromas of black fruits and complex spice notes. From hand harvested grapes from better plots in Rioja Alavesa, the palate shows black and red berry fruits, some stewed cherry, with developing flavors of cacao, cedar and toasty leather notes. Smooth yet powerful tannins very well structured, balanced acidity, ending with a long finish of fruit almost a bit creamy. Outstanding and will only get better in the bottle!

Jul 27th, 2019
Ian Hamel

2020 fall. Similar to other recent bottles. Really nice wine for a fair price - I’ll be looking for some more

2020 fall. Similar to other recent bottles. Really nice wine for a fair price - I’ll be looking for some more

Dec 23rd, 2020
Ian Hamel

2020 fall. Similar to other recent notes - on the edge of being too young despite the 8 years since harvest, but very good with some air

2020 fall. Similar to other recent notes - on the edge of being too young despite the 8 years since harvest, but very good with some air

Dec 23rd, 2020
Jakub Kalinowski

Quite closed at the moment with some warm leather & roast meat and herbs in the nose. On the palate medium bodied, with ripe cherry and a touch of vanilla. After some time a quite pronounced cigar note emerges. Nice structure with smooth, fine grained tannins and good balance. A nice Rioja, not as old school as La Rioja Alta, but not bad.

Quite closed at the moment with some warm leather & roast meat and herbs in the nose. On the palate medium bodied, with ripe cherry and a touch of vanilla. After some time a quite pronounced cigar note emerges. Nice structure with smooth, fine grained tannins and good balance. A nice Rioja, not as old school as La Rioja Alta, but not bad.

Jun 30th, 2018
Gwen

At Txikito

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Feb 9th, 2020
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