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Cune Rioja Reserva 1991

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94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): The 1991 Viña Real Gran Reserva was harvested in a year that saw the start of the Gulf War, the abolition of apartheid in South Africa, Yugoslavia's civil war and the death of Freddie Mercury. CVNE harvested 5. 5 million kilos of grapes during that vintage and Viña Real was fermented in cement vats in their winery at Elciego. The wine was bottled in June 1996. Classical and gastronomical, it's very aromatic with plenty of forest floor, truffle and porcini aromas, with meaty aromas, hinting on leather. The palate is polished, with fully resolved tannins, a touch warmth, but really satisfying, open and approachable. The 1991 has developed beautifully, and this wine could have had about 20% Garnacha; during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s the percentage of Garnacha was even higher, up to 30-40% in some cases, and the white Viura was also part of the blend every year. This wine is now fully developed, with notes of mushrooms, cured meat and leather in a most classical way. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020. Drink: 2015-2020. (Apr 2015)

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Domaine de la Cune:
The domaine was originally planted in the 17th century by the Abbot of Breton acting on instructions fron Cardial Richelieu.The 17 hectare domaine has been in the hands of the Mary family for three generations and is now run by brothers Jean-Luc and Jean Albert.They make a selection of red,white,rose and sparkling wines spread over several Loire appellations.They are also a partner in 3Dwines... Read more
The domaine was originally planted in the 17th century by the Abbot of Breton acting on instructions fron Cardial Richelieu.The 17 hectare domaine has been in the hands of the Mary family for three generations and is now run by brothers Jean-Luc and Jean Albert.They make a selection of red,white,rose and sparkling wines spread over several Loire appellations.They are also a partner in 3Dwines [ www.3dwinesexperience.com ] an organisation where customers get to rent a row of vines in exchange for a case of wine each year. Read less

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): The 1991 Viña Real Gran Reserva was harvested in a year that saw the start of the Gulf War, the abolition of apartheid in South Africa, Yugoslavia's civil war and the death of Freddie Mercury. CVNE harvested 5. 5 million kilos of grapes during that vintage and Viña Real was fermented in cement vats in their winery at Elciego. The wine was bottled in June 1996. Classical and gastronomical, it's very aromatic with plenty of forest floor, truffle and porcini aromas, with meaty aromas, hinting on leather. The palate is polished, with fully resolved tannins, a touch warmth, but really satisfying, open and approachable. The 1991 has developed beautifully, and this wine could have had about 20% Garnacha; during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s the percentage of Garnacha was even higher, up to 30-40% in some cases, and the white Viura was also part of the blend every year. This wine is now fully developed, with notes of mushrooms, cured meat and leather in a most classical way. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020. Drink: 2015-2020. (Apr 2015)

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