Red wine

CVNE, Contino Vina del Olivo 2016

RRP 65.90 per bottle
UK Stockist
94
Tasted by
Simon Field MW

A very hot year, but it is the proximity of the river rather than the shade of the eponymous 700 year-old olive tree which made all the difference, for this, the wine which I always love to compare with Imperial Gran Reserva, because one of them will usually be my favourite in the entire range. Olivo is always released relatively young, and its 17 months in oak, whilst a lengthy sojourn in absolute terms, actually reminds us that this is made in a slightly different style to the Gran Reservas. Fruit to the fore, freshness bolstered by the 10% of Graciano and supple tannic support; always plenty of energy and generosity. One of the great names.

Drinking Window
2021 - 2038
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl