2011 Cune Rioja Imperial Reserva

Year: 2011
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$34.95

"Black currant and kirsch flavors mingle with dark chocolate and espresso notes in this rich red. Smoky and tarry notes add a savory element. Firm tannins support the polished texture, while balsamic acidity lingers on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases imported. –TM " (WS)

"Ruby-red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, cherry pit, cured tobacco and toasty oak, joined by a vanilla nuance that builds in the glass. Juicy red currant and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and complementary nuances of mocha, spicecake and rose pastille. Finishes smoky and very long, featuring gently firming tannins and lingering florality." (VM)

"Enticing aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries with a mineral and salty character. Iodine, too. Tree bark. Full body, fine-grained and concentrated tannins and a long and clean, salty and light coffee finish. Great balance and structure. As it should be. Drink or hold." (JS)