James Suckling, 93 points
"A very fresh and clean wine with plums, dark berries and hints of cedar. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a bright finish. Excellent now, but better in 2020."
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points
"Dry, leathery berry and currant aromas include a note of cheesy oak. On the palate, this Reserva from a ripe vintage feels flush, firmly tannic and well built. Black-plum and dark-cherry flavors finish full and with just a hint of oak character. Drink through 2030."
Decanter, 92 points
"The first wine made by family-owned CVNE (founded in 1879) was named after the winery's initials, but a mistake - the 'V' was written as a 'U' - led to the creation of the Cune label. This Reserva is 85% Tempranillo, with 15% Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo, aged for 18 months in French and American oak. There's a savoury edge to the attractive black and red fruit aromas, plus sweet spice from the oak. The layered palate has a silky black fruit attack, spice and leather notes, with medium tannins. Nicely judged oak. A great food wine. Drinking Window 2020 - 2024"
Wine Specator, 90 points
"Forest floor and smoky notes lend a woodsy character to this red. Juicy acidity accents a core of cherry and red plum flavors, supported by fine tannins. Polished and graceful, with an appealing earthiness. Drink now through 2025."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 points
"The 2015 Cune Reserva is the classical blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. It's approachable and easy to drink without being banal, the entry-level wine of the Reserva range if you like. It has a mixture of red and black fruit and good ripeness without excess. In fact, it feels quite fresh for the natural conditions of the year, which was very warm and dry."
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The first wine made by family-owned CVNE (founded in 1879) was named after the winery's initials, but a mistake - the 'V' was written as a 'U' - led to the creation of the Cune label. C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España), or CUNE (pronounced COO-nay), has been considered one of the great bodegas not only of Rioja, but of the whole of Spain. Like other early bodegas, CUNE had French connections - to Champagne producers in Reims, as well as to the Cognac house Remy Martin.
However, most Americans know it as one of the finest Rioja values on Earth -- smoky, plummy, dark cherries, and spiced with earthy sweet oak notes and freshness that make it terrifically drinkable.
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