Real de Asúa 2010, #29. Only 4 Spanish wines.
“CVNE 2010 Real de Asúa (Rioja). The best of CVNE’s impressive lineup of 2010 high-end Riojas is this pure, staunch, ripe stud that’s blasting with blackberry, woodspice, leather and cedar aromas. Lush, layered and deep as an ocean trench, this ultraripe, expressive wine pumps out blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors prior to a lush, mile-long finish. Amazingly pure and delicious; drink through 2025. Europvin USA. —M.S.”