Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2012 - Vine Republic
Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2012
SKU: 051497037321

Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2012

  • wa95
  • v94
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750ml
$64.98

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Cune
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The wine is deep cherry red in colour with gentle evolution of the color at the rim.The nose is intensely aromatic and shows a perfect balance of balsamic notes and sweet spices from the barrel ageing process with forest fruits, berries and liquorice that remind us of the Mediterranean. The palate is velvety and dense marked by soft, fine tannins and by a long and fruity finish, revealing the elegance of a traditional wine. Roundness and balance make this wine perfect for pairing with cheese, red meat, game and oily fish, or even to be enjoyed simply in good company.
Wine Advocate
  • wa95

The wine that represents the traditional and serious reds from Haro, the 2012 Imperial Gran Reserva is a classical blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo that matured in barrel for two years. It has a textbook serious Haro nose, with dark spices, ripe fruit, something balsamic and a round, full-bodied palate within the straight and serious style of the wine. 2012 was a warm year, but the wines are fresher than those from 2011. This has fine, slightly grainy tannins with good grip. A textbook Imperial Gran Reserva. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2015.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2019
Vinous
  • v94

(raised in new and used French and American oak barrels for two years) Vivid ruby-red. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, cherry-cola, potpourri and exotic spices, with a suave vanilla topnote and a smoky mineral flourish. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lush red fruit, spicecake, mocha and coconut flavors that steadily tighten up on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with a resonating floral quality, well-knit tannins and lingering oak spice notes. This one is still quite young.

Josh Raynolds, February 2019
James Suckling
  • js94

A tight and beautiful wine with blackberries, bramble berries, rose petals and lemon grass. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Very fine-grained. Lovely now. Even better in 2020.

August 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Loamy earth and forest floor notes frame cherry and currant flavors in this round red. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this focused. Shows a nice balance of fruity and savory characteristics. Drink now through 2027.

Thomas Matthews, June 2019