Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2013

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
DE 95
V 92
TA 92
JS 92
WA 91
13.5% ABV
Item # 703174

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95 points Decanter: "85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Tasting notes: Exotic black fruit and mocha nose. Palate is well structured, compact and rich with well-integrated oak, gentle tannins and notes of caramel and orange. Appetising, impressively long black fruit finish. A superb release. Alcohol 13.5%. (DWWA 2020)"

92 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$39 list] Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit, potpourri, pipe tobacco, vanilla and coconut aromas, along with hints of star anise, cola and woodsmoke. Offers intense redcurrant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily with air while maintaining vivacity. Finishes very long, smooth and appealingly sweet, showing excellent definition, sneaky tannins and a late jolt of smoky minerality. Drink: 2021-2030. (Feb 2019)"

92 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%). Not everyone made a Gran Reserva in 2013, the latest vintage in the last 100 years, but this one was bolstered by grapes from Imperial, which wasn’t produced. As a result, this blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo is balanced, serious and complex with impressive concentration. 2019-25. (2019)"

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plum and meat with a wet earth and hints of cedar. Medium body, very fine tannins. Juicy and delicious now. Not a big wine but ready and savory. Drink now. (8/2/18)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$39 list] Cropped from a challenging year, the 2013 Cune Gran Reserva is the classical blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, and it matured in barrique for 24 months followed by 36 months in bottle before being released. They didn't make an Imperial Gran Reserva or even Reserva in 2013, so the best grapes from the challenging 2013 vintage went to this Gran Reserva. It's from a lighter year and perhaps had a softer vinification and a shorter élevage, delivering a gentler Gran Reserva with more fruit. It has an herbal twist that led us to discuss the 1975 Viña Real Gran Reserva, which has a really strong herbal strike. The palate is quite light and is medium-bodied, with mostly resolved tannins and a dry finish. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016. Drink: 2019-2024. (Jun 2019)"
95 points Decanter: "85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Tasting notes: Exotic black fruit and mocha nose. Palate is well structured, compact and rich with well-integrated oak, gentle tannins and notes of caramel and orange. Appetising, impressively long black fruit finish. A superb release. Alcohol 13.5%. (DWWA 2020)"

92 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$39 list] Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit, potpourri, pipe tobacco, vanilla and coconut aromas, along with hints of star anise, cola and woodsmoke. Offers intense redcurrant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily with air while maintaining vivacity. Finishes very long, smooth and appealingly sweet, showing excellent definition, sneaky tannins and a late jolt of smoky minerality. Drink: 2021-2030. (Feb 2019)"

92 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%). Not everyone made a Gran Reserva in 2013, the latest vintage in the last 100 years, but this one was bolstered by grapes from Imperial, which wasn’t produced. As a result, this blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo is balanced, serious and complex with impressive concentration. 2019-25. (2019)"

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plum and meat with a wet earth and hints of cedar. Medium body, very fine tannins. Juicy and delicious now. Not a big wine but ready and savory. Drink now. (8/2/18)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$39 list] Cropped from a challenging year, the 2013 Cune Gran Reserva is the classical blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, and it matured in barrique for 24 months followed by 36 months in bottle before being released. They didn't make an Imperial Gran Reserva or even Reserva in 2013, so the best grapes from the challenging 2013 vintage went to this Gran Reserva. It's from a lighter year and perhaps had a softer vinification and a shorter élevage, delivering a gentler Gran Reserva with more fruit. It has an herbal twist that led us to discuss the 1975 Viña Real Gran Reserva, which has a really strong herbal strike. The palate is quite light and is medium-bodied, with mostly resolved tannins and a dry finish. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016. Drink: 2019-2024. (Jun 2019)"
Product SKU 703174
Producer Cune
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Designation Gran Reserva
Vintage 2013
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
ABV 13.5%
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