A sweet spot in the Cune range, this gorgeous Gran Reserva offers plump, beautifully realised fruit from an "excellent" vintage. Two full years in oak plus time in bottle have softened and structured the wine further, to produce a classic style typical of Cune – delicious yet superb quality, approachable now yet age-worthy too.
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Ruby red colour. Complex aromas with sweet fruit, blackberries, figs, plums, some black liquorice typical of the tempranillo variety, all of this well assembled with the aromas coming from the aging in barrel such as spices, toffees and tobacco leaf. On the palate, velvety tannin makes it a long and elegant sof wine with a fruity and balsamic aftertaste."
94/100 James Suckling, September 2021 (2015 Vintage)
"Blackberry, bark and wet-earth aromas follow through to a medium body with firm, lightly chewy tannins and a long, flavourful finish with hints of chocolate, and vanilla to the dark fruit. Tempranillo. Drink or hold."
93/100 Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021 (2015 Vintage)
"Glistening ruby. Expansive red and blue fruit, pipe tobacco, potpourri and baking spice aromas, with vanilla and smoky mineral notes slowly emerging. Sappy and gently chewy on the palate, offering spice-accented black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavours that turn sweeter on the back half. Shows sharp focus and repeating florality on the long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of candied blue fruits and cola."
92/100 Tim Aitkin MW (2015 Vintage)
"Slightly riper and higher in alcohol than most vintages of CVNE's Gran Reserva, reflecting the warm vintage conditions, this is an ageworthy blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo framed by French and American oak. Youthful and concentrated with black fruit, fresh acidity and structured tannins."