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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.016 ratings
9.22 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
Will Stanley

At this stage quite a tough wine to enjoy, even after a solid decant. Everything’s a little out of kilter at the moment, with the oak dominating it all. 91 points for the wine’s potential, as I’m sure age will do it plenty of favours. But still, not a patch on the fabulous 2015.

At this stage quite a tough wine to enjoy, even after a solid decant. Everything’s a little out of kilter at the moment, with the oak dominating it all. 91 points for the wine’s potential, as I’m sure age will do it plenty of favours. But still, not a patch on the fabulous 2015.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2021
Dave Selinger

Fantastic wine with smooth oaky undercurrents. Initial fruit forward with the woody oak middle and jammy finish. More fruit forward than vina tondonia reserve albeit younger.

Fantastic wine with smooth oaky undercurrents. Initial fruit forward with the woody oak middle and jammy finish. More fruit forward than vina tondonia reserve albeit younger.

Mar 20th, 2022
Liam Collens

A cherry forward red with a licorice nose. A mouthful of red fruit, hints of raspberry and cranberry. A light red that can be enjoyed on its own or with light meat, spicy food and cheeses. An enjoyable red.

A cherry forward red with a licorice nose. A mouthful of red fruit, hints of raspberry and cranberry. A light red that can be enjoyed on its own or with light meat, spicy food and cheeses. An enjoyable red.

Nov 29th, 2021
Ming L
9.1

First try of the 2016. Rich and powerful. New world in style but with enough finesses and freshness.
Will pick up more.

First try of the 2016. Rich and powerful. New world in style but with enough finesses and freshness.
Will pick up more.

Nov 28th, 2021
Konrad Ziegler

Happy anniversary to us! This wine is phenomenal. I can’t even imagine where this goes in 5, 10, or 20 years.

Happy anniversary to us! This wine is phenomenal. I can’t even imagine where this goes in 5, 10, or 20 years.

Nov 9th, 2021
Dave Thomas

A really nice win if you like flavourful and bold reds. This Spanish wine is full of spice and a rounded taste that holds strong. No hints of sweetness on the aftertaste so pair appropriately with a flavourful meal.

A really nice win if you like flavourful and bold reds. This Spanish wine is full of spice and a rounded taste that holds strong. No hints of sweetness on the aftertaste so pair appropriately with a flavourful meal.

Sep 25th, 2021
Natasha Langton

Juicy red, whilst in Mallorca

Juicy red, whilst in Mallorca

Jul 25th, 2020
Test

Reserva 2016
Vitpeppar, fat, vanilj, torkade kryddor, körsbär, tobak.
Mycket bra, får inte bli äldre, köp fler!

Reserva 2016
Vitpeppar, fat, vanilj, torkade kryddor, körsbär, tobak.
Mycket bra, får inte bli äldre, köp fler!

May 21st, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

Jordan had this a year ago

Jordan had this a year ago

Sep 17th, 2021
Keith Hahn

Keith had this 9 months ago

Keith had this 9 months ago

Feb 26th, 2022