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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.225 ratings
9.33 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
Anthony Pro

5 year anniversary. Picked up the 2009 at the winery in 2017 on the honeymoon. Saving that for the 10th.

Wife found this and picked it up for me last year, fitting to open it tonight.

Tobacco. Smoke. Leather. Oak.

I love it.

Happy anniversary Katie!

5 year anniversary. Picked up the 2009 at the winery in 2017 on the honeymoon. Saving that for the 10th.

Wife found this and picked it up for me last year, fitting to open it tonight.

Tobacco. Smoke. Leather. Oak.

I love it.

Happy anniversary Katie!

Jun 11th, 2022
LM Segal

Rich nose with a dab of camphor, pipe tobacco led a phenomenal Rioja with sweet dark red fruit, dark chocolate, Asian spice and a hint of iodine I usually associate with Tuscany. Full-bodied and quite round the fine oak tannins could benefit from time and though this drank beautifully with decant it can go for many years. Impressive.

Rich nose with a dab of camphor, pipe tobacco led a phenomenal Rioja with sweet dark red fruit, dark chocolate, Asian spice and a hint of iodine I usually associate with Tuscany. Full-bodied and quite round the fine oak tannins could benefit from time and though this drank beautifully with decant it can go for many years. Impressive.

Apr 15th, 2022
Andrew Lohse

Sooooooo Classic

Sooooooo Classic

Oct 8th, 2019
John W
9.1

Dark, dark ruby coloration. On the nose, black cherry, blackberry, spice, smoke, but predominately jammy dark fruit until it starts to open up and becomes more Smokey and earthy with minerals. On the palate, full body, plum, currant, smoke, tobacco, oak and after 10 years tannins are still strong but not overpowering. Medium to long finish of the dark fruit and some smoke.

Dark, dark ruby coloration. On the nose, black cherry, blackberry, spice, smoke, but predominately jammy dark fruit until it starts to open up and becomes more Smokey and earthy with minerals. On the palate, full body, plum, currant, smoke, tobacco, oak and after 10 years tannins are still strong but not overpowering. Medium to long finish of the dark fruit and some smoke.

Jun 30th, 2022
Brian Kaufman

Amazing nose with blackcurrant and baking spice. Nicely balanced, with long finish.

Amazing nose with blackcurrant and baking spice. Nicely balanced, with long finish.

Dec 12th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Pnp and drinking amazing so young. Silky smooth plum cassis violet rhubarb and mint. Excellent!

Pnp and drinking amazing so young. Silky smooth plum cassis violet rhubarb and mint. Excellent!

Mar 26th, 2020
Adam Gäfvert

Återbesöker Imperial 12 en månad senare. Allt jämt en praktexempel på Rioja Gran Reserva. Kraftfull och följdsam.

Återbesöker Imperial 12 en månad senare. Allt jämt en praktexempel på Rioja Gran Reserva. Kraftfull och följdsam.

Dec 12th, 2019
Adam Gäfvert

Resan börjar nästa som amerikansk pinot med mörka mogna bär, kanel och vanilj. Men när får utvecklas i glaset är vi snart framme i klassisk Rioja. Toner av pomerans, basilika, viol och söt tobak blir mer dominanta. Medelfyllig med fräschör. Den här årgången har lite hetta i avslutet men i övrigt mycket fint ursprungstypisk exempel.

Resan börjar nästa som amerikansk pinot med mörka mogna bär, kanel och vanilj. Men när får utvecklas i glaset är vi snart framme i klassisk Rioja. Toner av pomerans, basilika, viol och söt tobak blir mer dominanta. Medelfyllig med fräschör. Den här årgången har lite hetta i avslutet men i övrigt mycket fint ursprungstypisk exempel.

Nov 9th, 2019
Brendan Baker

Sweet red and black fruit, earth, leather, dusty tannin 😋

Sweet red and black fruit, earth, leather, dusty tannin 😋

Aug 4th, 2019
Alfred

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Aug 7th, 2020