Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) - 2016 - CVNE Real de Asua - 750 ml.
Vintage: 2016 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedThis is a cherry-colored wine with bluish notes on the meniscus. The aromatic intensity that gives us a wide range of aromas and we can find the fruits from the forest, highlighting blueberries and gooseberries, licorice and aromas from the aging in french oak barrels, such as clove, smoked or roasted flavors, toffees, etc. When we taste it we discover an endless number of sensations. Its entrance is smooth with a step marked by a tannin which is perfectly balanced with the unctuousness of the wine. The aftertaste leaves a little hint of acidity which gives freshness and length, and some fruity flavors mixed with sweet spices in the end. In glass it evolves by expanding its aromatic variety. That is why it pairs with strong flavors as red meat and game dishes or even with desserts.
This is very powerful and rich with amazing depth of fruit and ripe tannins. Full body. Round and chewy tannins. Super depth and beauty in this pure tempranillo. Needs time in the cellar. Better after 2021.
Wine Enthusiast: 96
CVNE has been on a roll lately, and this ace from a great vintage only helps to keep that roll going. Stout aromas of bramble, berry fruits, tobacco and fine oak are highly convincing, as is a muscled-up palate that's showing superb structure. Black-plum and cassis flavors are more up front delicious than complex, although further aging may flip the script. Best from 2023 onward. Editors' Choice.