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1999 CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva Rioja

Had this wine on SAT at a friend’s house. He bought it from Spain almost 1 year ago and finally uncorked it this weekend.

1999 CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva Rioja

Deep dark red color. The nose is well developed, intense and maturing, filled with primary and secondary aromas and classic Rioja: orange peel, a touch of brett, red fruit and tobacco. Medium to full bodied, the wine seems a touch heavy and lacks the acidity of a Rioja Alta, but compensate with ripe and round tannins, and the richness of flavors on the palate: red cherry, gooseberry, cranberry, cocoa and tobacco. Quite forward, rich in fruit and oaky. The finish is medium with lingering fruity and oaky flavors in the aftertaste. While there is plenty of fruit and a certain lack of typical Rioja bright acidity, the wine is a pleasant drink with its secondary aromas. (89-90/100)

Categories: Spain
  1. jp, la Mère Mouton
    November 24, 2011 at 01:35

    Very beautiful blog, Monsieur… and a fine wine dinner I see there… Congratulations !!

    • November 24, 2011 at 09:52

      What a nice surprise to have you on my blog and see your comments Monsieur JP. 🙂

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very glad you enjoy reading my posts. You can see the wines were appreciated and treated as they supposed to be, with great care and attention. More and more people in Romania start to appreciate these types of wines and they are genuinely interested to explore more.

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