1990 Cune Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Warm, inviting aromas of plum, spice and roasted meat. Silky and spicy in the mouth, with plum and redcurrant flavors complicated by meat and tobacco notes. Gentle but firm acidity gives the wine lovely balance, and the ripe but dry finish offers excellent grip. Distinctly claret-like in weight.
Harmonious and elegant, this maturing but still firm red shows typical flavors of dried cherry, vanilla, cedar and spice. Well integrated and backed by firm but ripe tannins. Clean and still quite fresh.