According to Wine Spectator the Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 is rated as the #1 wine of 2013. Wines are chosen based on quality, value, availability and excitement. A note from one of the judges:
Firm and a bit austere, this red shows depth and drive, with chewy tannins supporting plum, tobacco, licorice and mineral flavors. The structure is solid but the wine remains fresh. Maturing now, this has a long life ahead. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made.—T.M.
For the first time ever, a Spanish wine has taken the coveted title of the Top Wine from Wine Spectator, beating out over 20,000 other wines from 17 countries to be named #1 of 2013 and at $65 a bottle, the Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 is a good value.
Aging Process: The 2004 Gran Reserva, aged for around three years in oak barrels and then for several years in bottle before release, earned a score of 95 points, or “classic” on Wine Spectator‘s 100-point scale.
Number of Cases Produced: 4000
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