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CVNE Contino Rioja Reserva 2009

Item Number 1124
Price $44.95
Sale Price $40.46
You Save $4.49 (10 %)
Size: 0.75L
Vintage: 2009
Score: 93
Provenance: Rioja
In Stock: 14
on sale

Product Description

“The bulk of the production of the Contino estate goes to the 2009 Contino Reserva, a red produced with grapes harvested from their estate vineyards, a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% made up of Mazuelo and Garnacha fermented in stainless steel and matured in used barrels (60% French and 40% American) for two years. The nose is unmistakably Rioja; balsamic and ripe with lush Tempranillo fruit, plenty of spices and hints of leather. The palate shows a powerful, ripe and persistent wine with fine-grained tannins balanced by enough acidity and freshness. It has great balance between modernity and tradition, showing true to its origins.” Wine Advocate 93 Points

“The ripe fruit comes through here with dried strawberry, cherry and rose petal. Full body, purity of fruit, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Fruit-driven yet subtle and reserved. No new oak maturation yet spent 24 months in barrel.” James Suckling 93 Points

“Saturated ruby. Dark berry preserve and cherry-vanilla scents pick up a suave potpourri element with air. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and blackberry liqueur flavors and an energizing jolt of white pepper. Supple tannins add shape to the powerful, energetic finish. For a plush, round wine from a hot vintage, this displays impressive vivacity.” Vinous 93 Points

“Ripe, cool, earthy black-fruit aromas of plum and cassis are accented by notes of leather and animal. This warm-vintage Rioja feels chunky and good, while ripe, loamy flavors of black plum and cassis finish mellow and with a touch of oak-based lemon peel.” Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

“Smoky and toasty notes frame black cherry, licorice and espresso flavors in this polished red. The light, firm tannins are well-integrated and crisp acidity keeps this fresh. Supple, graceful and balanced.” Wine Spectator 91 Points

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