Cune Rioja Reserva 2014
This red is fresh and juicy, with good density on the palate. Black cherry and plum flavors mingle with toasty and mineral notes, supported by light tannins and balsamic acidity. The fruit is spot-lit, while the wine remains harmonious and graceful. Drink now through 2026. 42,000 cases made.
The 2014 Cune Reserva has adapted its profile to more modern parameters, with aging in barrique for 18 months. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. It has an approachable profile, gentle and quite fruit-driven, with limited impact from the élevage. In the palate, the wine shows good balance and fine tannins. 500,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017.
Murky aromas of leafy plum and compost announce a challenging wine from a difficult vintage. In the mouth, this reserva is outright thin. Tangy, tart plum and red cherry flavors are zesty as well as lightly green and herbal on the finish.