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Cune Gran Reserva Rioja

Cune Gran Reserva Rioja 2012

Rioja, Spain2012 Gran Reserva is a classic 85/10/5/ mix of tempranillo, graciano and mazuelo that is aged in oak for two years and then aged in glass in the bottle for three more years. If you weren’t aware, the Riojanas do all the ageing for you, in the perfect environment (their cellar) making it simple for you to enjoy drinking older wine. All that said, this wine has a lovely fresh, red fruited modern-style nose that appeals. The attack is much more substantial but equally clean and appealing with earthy, cherry, bloody flavours that stretch out through a dry, reserved finish where the oak supports but is barely noticeable in the flavour profile. You can drink this now with a grilled lamb chop, or you can continue to cellar it through 2022.Tasted: 27 March 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 39.99 private wine shops Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Varietal: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezCSPC: 863845UPC: 8410591004592