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El Coto de Rioja Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2001

El Coto de Rioja Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2001

750ML      
Sku: 024643

Stylish Gran Reserva and an excellent example of American oak-aged Tempranillo. Lovely amber reflection in the glass, vanilla-spice and coco on the nose, followed by rich, mouth-filling layers of soft red fruits and oak-spice.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2011)
The 2001 Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva (from a superb Rioja vintage) is a blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano aged for 24 months in American oak followed by several years of bottle aging prior to release (the expense of so-doing being one reason why many Rioja producers have abandoned the Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva traditional system of oak and bottle aging). It is a complex, restrained, sophisticated offering featuring a bouquet of dried fruits, incense, and floral notes. Smooth-textured, still fresh (from its firm acid structure), and impeccably balanced, this suave effort can be approached now but will provide considerabe pleasure over the next 8-10 years.

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