Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2017 750ml - Vine Republic
Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2017 750ml
SKU: 02146

Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2017

  • js95
  • ws91
  • wa91+


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Category Red Wine
Origin Spain, Rioja
Brand Cune
Alcohol/vol 14%

The wine is garnet in color with pink hints at the rim. High aromatic intensity, where aromas of berries and licorice are recognized and joined with those from its aging in barrels such as spices, vanilla and anise notes. The palate is smooth due to well-integrated tannin that gives elegance and length for a fruity and balsamic aftertaste.

James Suckling
  • js95

I like the medium-velvety tannins with firmness, brightness and freshness. Full-bodied, racy and energetic. Elegance with structure. 85% tempranillo, 10% graciano and 5% mazuelo. Needs four to five years in the bottle, but already impressive to taste.

Wine Spectator
  • ws91

A balanced, medium-bodied red, with hints of cedar and cigar box accenting plum and soft cherry fruit. Gains supple definition from fine-grained tannins, and delivers depth and focus without excessive weight or power. Elegant. Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2028. 4,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, October 31, 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa91+

The 2017 Cune Gran Reserva comes from a very challenging year marked by frost and a dry and warm end of the season, but it shows very good freshness and youth, transcending the adverse conditions of the year. It's a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo with good ripeness and 14% alcohol; it's approachable and affordable with a mix of developed and fruit-driven characteristics. It matured in oak barrels for 24 months, and the oak is neatly folded into the wine. Great effort for the vintage. 175,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2020.

Luis Gutierrez, July 14, 2022