Cune Vina Real Gran Reserva 2001
Of a ruby red colour, with shades of cherry and deep intensity. Very elegant and deep to the nose, with some outstanding hints of spices, cocoa, vanilla and cedar wood, at the centre of which there is a clear aroma of mature fruit. A powerful and structured wine to the palate, with a well rounded tannin, a high degree of complexity and a long aftertaste. This wine will still evolve very well in bottle for many years.
This is a wonderfully balanced and elegant wine. The nose begins with a delightful array of herbs, spices, florals and dark fruits. Notes of lavender and cherry, along with vanilla and oak, emerge intermittently. The palate opens to an elegant medley of tart red and black fruits, with plenty of spice on the back. Sweet and sour intermingle deliciously on the long, luscious finish. At 3 ½ hours, fruits and spices harmonize in a beautifully balanced and concentrated finale that leaves zing on the top and salivation around the tongue, with a hint of raisin nicely combining with other fruits as well as with some Asian spices and peppers.