CVNE Contino Reserve 2006

CVNE Contino Reserve 2006

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CVNE Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana Contino Reserva
Rioja DOCa
Spain
2006

Vinous Review: 91 points
"(a blend of tempranillo, graciano and mazuelo): Saturated ruby. Complex, smoky scents of red- and blackcurrant, dried cherry, tobacco and rose, with subtle vanilla and spice notes in the background. A fleshy, seamless midweight that offers sweet red and dark berry and bitter cherry flavors underscored by tangy minerality. Finishes with very good thrust and clarity, repeating the cherry note. Drink this well before the 2005 version."

Wine Advocate Review: 90 points
"The 2006 Reserva is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Garnacha raised in American and French oak for two years,. It has a very seductive bouquet with lush, but composed dark cherry, pomegranate and spice-tinged notes that are well-defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins and well-judged acidity, and a velvety-smooth finish of wild strawberry, cassis and citrus lemon. This is a very fine Reserva to drink until 2025, but I suspect the following vintage is better. Drink 2013-2020+."

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