2010 Imperial Gran Reserva CUNE

Described by Wine Advocate as a classic among classics in a classic vintage, the 2010 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja is a wine for the ages from one of Spain's most renowned producers. It is also now available to buy almost exclusively through FINE+RARE...


Alongside 2004, 2010 is Wine Advocate’s highest rated Rioja vintage to date. Jancis Robinson has also described it as “good quality”, Decanter has called it “an excellent vintage” and Tim Atkin ranks it as a 5 star vintage.


Interestingly, although Tim Atkin was yet to rate the 2010 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva at time of writing, he awarded the 2008 (a 3.5 star vintage for the region in his opinion) 97 points, it therefore bodes well for this legendary wine in such a strong vintage. This is backed up by the 2010 CVNE Gran Reserva being ranked number 22 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2016, suggesting that its big brother will also do well.


First produced in 1920, this is one of Rioja’s most traditional wines: hand-harvested 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, aged in French and American oak for 36 months and bottle for 48 months prior to release.

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



We're in for a treat with the 2010 Imperial Gran Reserva, a classic among classics in a classic vintage. It's very spicy and still slightly oaky, with ripe fruit without any excess; it is a serious, somehow Bordeaux-like, less-perfumed red. The palate shows that seriousness, with some dusty tannins and a dry finish. The texture is a little earthy, very good for food. This could be drunk now, but I'd give it some time in the bottle. The oak feels very nicely integrated, less noticeable than in warmer vintages like 2009. A very good vintage for this bottling. The category that was close to disappearing ten years ago seems to be alive and kicking with 50,000 bottles produced in 2010. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2017-2028



Dried cherry, plum compote, black olive and cola flavors are supported by firm tannins and balsamic acidity in this plump red. Energetic yet harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2025. Jun 2016, www.winespectator.com


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