Contino Reserva 2014

Another brand of wines from the CVNE stable. They have two ranges, Contino and Imperial, aimed at the higher end of the market and only a small number of wine bottles are made. These wines are made with their best grapes harvested from single premier vineyards. The Contino Bodega is based in the Alavesa region and the Reserva wine has spent 2 years maturing in used oak barrels of 40% American oak and 60% French oak.

Couldn’t really tell the colour as I was in dimmed lighting but it had a medium intensity scent of wood, black currant, red berries and some vegetal, maybe slightly boggy.

On tasting it is the texture of this wine that hits you first. It is a very smooth silky wine with nice body . A dry wine with medium tannins and acidity. In flavour it had more woody tones than fruit with the red berries coming through in the finish.

I quite liked it, whilst it’s not as fruit led as the young reds I usually drink it is a nicely balanced wine with an interesting texture,

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Name: Contino Reserva
Colour: Red
Year: 2014
Grapes 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo y Garnacha
Winery: Campañia Vinicola de Norte de España
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Quality Classification: Denominación de Origen Calificada
Alcohol: 13.95%
Price: 25,25€

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