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2010 IMPERIAL, Gran Reserva, Cvne. Rioja, Spain

Bin:  690

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Area:

This is a selection of the best grapes harvest from old bush vines in the area around Villalba and Haro in Rioja Alta.

Grape variety:

85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo; matured in wood for 2 years – which is the minimum time allowed for Gran Reserva; Imprerial is (nowadays) looking to retain freshness and not produce an old-fashioned ‘brown’ or over-oaky style.

Producer:

CVNE are a huge producer but one fixated on quality, particularly for their top wines.

Old Bridge rating:

I (JH) have never been a Rioja fan – unlike many of our customers! I find too many are oaky and lacking fruit and freshness. This is certainly a ‘proper’ Gran Reserva; it’s a wine of seriousness with classic Rioja flavours, it’s not trying to be modern. However it also shows a lovely balance of fruit, savouriness and gentle oak.

£53.00

£50.35 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£47.70 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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