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Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) 1988

Subregion Spain > Rioja
Grape VarietyTempranillo

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Tasting Notes

The 1988 Imperial Gran Reserva was bottled in the spring of 1994 and is a beautiful example of the vintage that has now entered its apogee of peak maturity and is drinking with great breed and style. The superb nose offers up a constellation of cherries, red plums, coconut, a touch of fennel seed, lovely soil tones and a deft base of vanillin and coconutty oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely tangy today, with a lovely core, melting tannins and outstanding length and grip on the pure and elegant finish. A lovely, lovely wine.

John Gilman, View From the Cellar (54), December 2014
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