El Coto Imaz Gran Reserva DOC

El Coto

VARIETAL

100% Tempranillo

APPELLATION

Rioja, Spain

 

El Coto Imaz Gran Reserva DOC

Exceptionally structured with balanced tannins, this Gran Reserva is aged for 24 months in American oak followed by 36 months in bottle prior to release. Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva shows great aromatic complexity with a silky palate that delivers a lengthy and rich finish. This wine is the ideal accompaniment with roasted meats.

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2012

James Suckling - 91 pts

Lots of vanilla, chocolate-coated blackberries, cedar, tobacco and glazed dark cherries. Medium to full body, succulent tannins and a fruit-driven but tangy finish. Drink in 2021.

J. Suckling, June 2019

Vinous - 91 pts

(Raised for two years in new and used American oak barrels) Deep red. Lively, spice-accented red berry and dried cherry aromas, along with suggestions of potpourri, coconut and woodsmoke. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that pick up a zesty mineral quality with air. Candied rose and mocha notes linger on a smoke-tinged finish that shows very good clarity and fine-grained tannins.

J. Reynolds, Feb. 2019

Wine Enthusiast - 94

Classic Rioja aromas of graphite, cherry, plum and oak are lightly toasted and spicy. On the palate, this offers chewy depth and impeccable balance. Ripe, heady plum, cassis and berry flavors are also nuanced and elegant, while this gran reserva from a ripe vintage tastes of vanilla and mild oak on the finish.

M. Schachner, Feb 2020

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

This polished red is focused and harmonious. Black cherry, tea, licorice, dried orange and spice notes mingle over firm, well-integrated tannins, while orange peel acidity keeps this lively. Expressive, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2024. 20,000 cases made, 8,500 cases imported. — TM

T.M., Oct. 2018