The 2011 CVNE 'Imperial' Gran Reserva Rioja DOCa, Spain is the #5 Wine in the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019, and I am currently offering it for $70/btl.
This wine is only made in the best years, not produced every year! It has
- 97 points from Wine Enthusiast
- 94 points Vinous
- 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 points Wine & Spirits
The CVNE Imperial is one of the great wines of Spain. The historic, Haro-based winery of CVNE produces Imperial Gran Reserva only in very good vintages, in limited quantities, and it is always their most structured and ageworthy cuvée. Based on high-quality Rioja Alta fruit, from their best vineyards, it is a wine that is one of the most iconic bottlings in Rioja, as its impressive presence of back vintages in many of northern Spain´s best restaurants certainly attest.
Check out when Angie interviews the portfolio manager for Cune and taste through the 2014 vintage of the Imperial Gran Reserva!
The 2011 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva is a fabulous gran reserva from a very good but lightly heralded vintage. Aromas of spiced plum, black olive, fig, tobacco and cassis come together like a puzzle. A deep, pure palate shows near-perfect balance, while this tastes of plum, berry fruits and earthy spice. Smooth, elegant and chocolaty on the finish, this delivers all one can ask for from Rioja.