#22 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016
Winemaker's Notes: "Intense dark cherry color, with a top layer of color. Attractive aromas of berries, like blackberries, black currant, raspberry, all is joined together with the spices aromas from its aging in the barrel. It's a complex wine very attractive on the palate, elegant with fine tannin."
Wine Spectator 94 Points "This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry, licorice, and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure, and this shows plenty of depth, with a juicy, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025."
Wine Enthusiast 95 Points "This is a young but excellent gran reserva, so it's gritty-smelling in its youth, with aromas of blackberry and cassis. Racy acidity pushes the focus on the palate towards the upper tier, while flavors of lactic oak, lemon peel, tobacco, and mocha share the stage with plum and berry fruit. Finishing flavors of vanilla and raw oak are supported by good acidity and just enough pulp. Drink through 2030. Cellar Selection."
The Wine Advocate 91 Points "The 2010 Cune Gran Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo 10%, Graciano and 5% and Mazuelo, which matured in barrel for two years and in the bottle for three. There is more American oak here with sweet spices, some roasted and tar aromas, with hints of leather and less finesse than in other Gran Reserva from the house; Viña Real, Imperial, and Contino play in a different league. 50,000 bottles produced."