C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.287 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Chris McClellan

Dried red/black fruit, leather, savory, sweet/sour mix with dill/vanilla., finish is exceptionally long..still has years to go

Dried red/black fruit, leather, savory, sweet/sour mix with dill/vanilla., finish is exceptionally long..still has years to go

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2020
Alberto Cdm

Buono ma troppo giusto, quasi banale

Buono ma troppo giusto, quasi banale

Mar 14th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Typical (as in excellent) GR Imperial nose, elegant red fruits, sauve oak, perfectly integrated. Mouthfeel is young and firm, yet what relents is a wonderful hint at the future of what this wine will give. Plenty to appreciate now but I think it will indeed only gain in complexity and only get better if you have the patience. A long, firm, persistently energizing and pleasant finish.

Typical (as in excellent) GR Imperial nose, elegant red fruits, sauve oak, perfectly integrated. Mouthfeel is young and firm, yet what relents is a wonderful hint at the future of what this wine will give. Plenty to appreciate now but I think it will indeed only gain in complexity and only get better if you have the patience. A long, firm, persistently energizing and pleasant finish.

Dec 20th, 2015
Maciek Krupa

Chief Wine Officer at WINYFY, Sommelier

8.5

Released too early. Wine still tastes youthful.

Released too early. Wine still tastes youthful.

Dec 5th, 2015
Ed Tostanoski

Bold fruit, leather, and spice. Well-balanced

Bold fruit, leather, and spice. Well-balanced

Jan 8th, 2022
K Brooks

Quite pleasant with Pat’s steak ($75). Not sure how long it would cellar in SoCal closet, so glad we drank it now.

Quite pleasant with Pat’s steak ($75). Not sure how long it would cellar in SoCal closet, so glad we drank it now.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Jan de Weerd

Red turning into dark cherry fruit, leather, well integrated yet gripping tannins.

Red turning into dark cherry fruit, leather, well integrated yet gripping tannins.

Jan 19th, 2019
madame_toastte

Aging well, balanced fruit and tannins with acidity, earthiness and meatiness, would love to try again in a few years

Aging well, balanced fruit and tannins with acidity, earthiness and meatiness, would love to try again in a few years

Nov 3rd, 2018
Bill Morgan

After allowing the wine to breathe for a bit, tasted Oak, leather and cherry. Nice finish

After allowing the wine to breathe for a bit, tasted Oak, leather and cherry. Nice finish

Sep 7th, 2018