Red wine

CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva 2012

RRP 52.35 per bottle
UK Stockist
91
Tasted by
Simon Field MW

The demand has been huge for this seminal label since 2013, when its 2004 manifestation was awarded 100 points in The Wine Spectator. Thereafter the twin dangers of releasing too early and declaring in more than merely the greatest vintages have always lurked in the background. 2012 was a tricky year, for sure: drought, then heavy rain not entirely cancelling each other out. The result is a wine of intensity, expressive black fruit and a grippy structure, its generous ageing enhancing rather than challenging its inherent structure. A little lacking in the finesse and sheer beauty encountered in the great years, but impressive for all that and worth giving a little more time.

Drinking Window
2020 - 2037
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl