Red wine

CVNE, Viña Real Gran Reserva 2013

RRP 30.65 per bottle
UK Stockist
87
Tasted by
Simon Field MW

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.

Drinking Window
2019 - 2025
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl