2016 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja

Rioja Alta
Origin
Villalba/Haro, Rioja Alta, North central Spain, Spain SPAIN
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Alcohol
14%
Wine Score
95 points, Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com, July 2022
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2016 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja

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Luis Gutierrez

The classical 2016 Imperial Gran Reserva was produced with a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from grapes that were picked between October 10 and 25 with good ripeness, delivering a wine with 14.5% alcohol after fermenting in small oak vats followed by malolactic in concrete and two years in barrel and three in bottle. I was quite surprised, because the wine was quite closed and needed energetic swirling and time in the glass to reveal its true colours. It has more stuffing and finesse than the reserva. 2016 was a very good vintage, with freshness and balance to develop nicely in bottle. The tannins are very fine, and the wine is tasty and long. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019. 95 points

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