Red wine

CVNE, Viña Real Gran Reserva 2013

RRP £30.65

There was no Gran Reserva from Imperial in 2013, a cooler, slightly whimsical year, but Maria felt that the rocky Alavesa vineyards merited the honour for the Viña Real. Today the jury is still out; there is leather complexity, for sure, but also a nagging stalkiness, which, for all one’s attempts to ascribe virtue and structure, may well finally presage a decline and then a fall.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

0%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2025

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist