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Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) 2014

Label
RegionSpain
SubregionRioja
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyTempranillo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Spain2014Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE)BT1 \ 012400.001294 LG1244.44444494.0094.00Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, CVNE0.7510
Spain2014Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE)MG3 \ 321420.00694 LG2146.66666666666794.0094.00Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, CVNE1.510
Spain2014Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE)DM55145.00bt94 LG548.33333333333394.0094.00Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, CVNE310
Spain2014Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) NewIM11300.00bt94 LG15094.0094.00Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, CVNE610
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Tasting Notes

“No 2013 was produced, as it was a very challenging year in Haro. So, from the 2012 I tasted last time, we jumped to the 2014 Imperial Gran Reserva, an icon among classical Rioja. The grapes for this blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo were picked during the first half of October at a low 13.5% alcohol and were fermented in small oak vats followed by malolactic in concrete and two years in barrel. The bottles are kept for at least 36 months before they are released. As the Imperial Reserva, the style of this wine has to be preserved (they can innovate in the new Asúa range). There is a developed and subtle nose reminiscent of petrol (is it mineral?), hints of iodine and sweet spices. The palate is powerful and still a little tannic, as the wine was released even earlier because they skipped one vintage. Serious, austere, faithful to its character”

94
Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com, October 2020

“A fine-tuned and polished Gran Reserva with lots of finesse and linear character. Medium body. Refined and beautiful.”

94
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, July 2019

Deep, brilliant ruby. Cherry, cassis, vanilla and incense on the expansive nose, where a zesty mineral note adds vibrancy. Sappy and precise on the palate, offering sweet dark berry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors along with hints of mocha and spicecake. Rich and ample in style but shows superb energy as well. Finishes sweet, seamless and extremely long, with lingering florality and polished, fully integrated tannins.

94
Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, April 2021

“Classic CVNE, classic Imperial, this is a cuvée of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, made to mature and develop further in bottle. The oak needs a little more time to integrate, but this is the latest in a superb line up of Gran Reservas from María Larrea: dense, rich and concentrated with vibrant acidity and the freshness and focus of a cooler year.”

94
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, January 2020
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