2010 Cune Gran Reserva Rioja

2010 Cune Gran Reserva Rioja

$52.50

Winemaker Notes

#22 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016Intense dark cherry color, with a top layer of color. Attractive aromas of berries, like blackberries, black currant, raspberry, all is joined together with the spices aromas from its ageing in the barrel. Its a complex wine very attractive on the palate, elegant with fine tannin.

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Description

95 points Wine Enthusiast

  *Editors’ Choice* Certain wines exude a sense of elevated excellence. This one gets to that level via aromas of spice cake, baked plum and tobacco aromas. A stocky saturated palate is structured and built to age, while this tastes of cool blue fruits, herbs, coffee and chocolate. A smoothly textured finish deals cocoa and mocha notes. Drink through 2040. (MS)   (4/2017)

94 points Wine Spectator

  *Top 100 of 2016, Highly Recommended* This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure, and this shows plenty of depth, with a juicy, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025. (TM)   (6/2016)

92 points Vinous

  Brilliant ruby-red. Textbook Rioja scents of cherry, cedary oak, vanilla and candied rose, joined by a smoky nuance that builds in the glass. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering cherry liqueur, vanilla bean, licorice and floral pastille flavors that are lifted and braced by juicy acidity. The smoke and cherry notes echo strongly on the gently tannic finish, which shows excellent clarity and strong persistence. (JR)  (5/2017)

91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

  The 2010 Cune Gran Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo 10%, Graciano and 5% and Mazuelo, which matured in barrel for two years and in bottle for three. There is more American oak here with sweet spices, some roasted and tar aromas, with hints of leather and less finesse than in other Gran Reserva from the house; Viña Real, Imperial and Contino play in a different league. (LG)   (8/2016)

K&L Notes

Cune is one of the historic wineries located in the famed “barrio de estación de trenes.” Their Imperial bottlings still are some of the best examples of classic, ageworthy Rioja. That said, this entry-level Gran Reserva has hit all the right notes of late, particularly with two great vintages in 2009 and the current 2010

604 938 BEER (2337)
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7015 Nesters Road
Whistler, BC | Canada