Bodegas El Coto Tempranillo Rioja Coto de Imaz Reserva 2004

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Grape Varieties: Tempranillo 100% from the Rioja Alta Vinification: In stainless steel vats for 21-30 days, with len...

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Englewood Wine Merchants
Englewood, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 24.85
750ml
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First wine that I tried at the Rioja event. Nice oaky barrel flavors in the aroma and palate. Update: Nov 9, 2011 - Had this in the office. T... Read more

smoked cherries, musty like aromas, with dried tea leaves, tight red fruit, nice structure and balance Read more

Prototypical Rioja. Fresh and bright with an earthy mineral core. Great aroma of dried cherries and oak. Not too extreme in any facet so it would b... Read more

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
11/09/2011

First wine that I tried at the Rioja event. Nice oaky barrel flavors in the aroma and palate. Update: Nov 9, 2011 - Had this in the office. The oaky aromas are very complex, though not as powerful as I remember, with hints of herbs and red chili peppers. The mouth has pretty nice tannins, with a good deal of heat in the back. A little bit of cherry fruit in the middle softens it.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
10/25/2010

smoked cherries, musty like aromas, with dried tea leaves, tight red fruit, nice structure and balance


Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
12/06/2009

Prototypical Rioja. Fresh and bright with an earthy mineral core. Great aroma of dried cherries and oak. Not too extreme in any facet so it would be a great gift wine. Paired lovingly with a grilled chorizo sausage. Do not decant as it fell apart later in the evening. Drink now.


Snooth User: Ruski
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3.50 5
06/02/2011

Had this 2 June, 2011. Very classical Rioja - berry plums with clear leather, cedar and vanilla. Soft oak gives a soft and medium full taste. In fact, for a Rioja, it is surprisingly light, not very tannic and has a gentle aftertaste. Not a lot of depth, but easy-drinking. I liked it.


Snooth User: ChefShaya
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5.00 5
11/10/2009

This is truly delicious. It even held up the next day (after pumping out the air and keeping in the refrigerator). At first sniff, it reminds me of being in an old library with the windows opened and a fresh spring breeze, and then, at the end, just when you're not sure, a hint of something sweet, like a freshly opened jar of maraschino cherries or freshly licked red lollipop. The taste is velvety soft, and a little smokey-spice lightly scratching the back of your throat, like someone lightly brushing their finger nails against your skin. As the wine settles on your palate and the aroma makes its way into your nasal cavity, a blast of sweet strawberry syrup with a faint whisper of plum jam. This is SUCH a fun wine!!!


Snooth User: Ndakanatswa
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4.50 5
11/30/2010

Tasted my first tempranillo today, and absolutely loved it! I am a huge fan of Merlots, and the Bodegas Tempranillo reminded me of a a fine glass of good Merlot. It was fresh, creamy, fruity and delicious on it's own, as well as alongside a meaty bolognese. Very clean finish! Delicious!


Snooth User: Solrac1015
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4.00 5
04/09/2012

Extraordinary for the price. I like it 500 times.


External Reviews for Bodegas El Coto Tempranillo Rioja Coto de Imaz Reserva

External Review
03/04/2010

W&S: 91 Points ST: 89 Points WE: 88 Points WS: 85 Points


External Review
05/19/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
05/18/2010

This light and frisky tempranillo is styled like a fine pinot noir, with fragrant rose petal scents and tension to its lasting red fruit. The tannins are present but not heavy, so the wine leaves a clean impression. For roast fish in a red wine sauce. Bright red color. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by vanillin oak spices and cured tobacco. Fleshy and sweet, offering concentrated cherry preserve and bitter chocolate flavors and picking up dusty tannins on the back end. Turns juicier and spicier on the finish, which strongly echoes the cherry and bitter chocolate notes. Id give this a few more years of bottle age to mellow out. An opening of spice, toasted fruit, leather and lemon peel is attractive in the traditional sense. Medium bodied, with tangy red-cherry flavors up front and some citrus in the rear. Finishes light and fresh, with touches of vanilla and fresh-chopped dill. Very drinkable if you like a more classic-style Rioja. Sweet vanilla frames raspberry and strawberry fruit, with accents of wild herbs and lilac in this supple, expressive red. A bit candied, but appealing. Drink now through 2010. 2,500 cases imported. -TM


External Review
09/23/2011

"El Coto De Imaz Rioja Reserva 2004 is brick-cherry red. It contains aroma with slight hints of oak standing out over the ripe fruit. It is tasty


External Review
04/17/2009

Auge: dunkelrot; Nase: Aromen nach reifer Frucht mit Geschmacksnoten des neuen amerikanischen Eichenholzes und Toast; Gaumen: weich, angenehm, seine milden und gleichzeitig kräftigen Tannine ermöglichen einen lang anhaltenden Abgang


External Review
08/15/2010

Lengthy maceration with the skins followed by extended aging in American oak barrels has created a firm, well-structured wine with notes of wild strawberry and vanilla.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Grape Varieties: Tempranillo 100% from the Rioja Alta Vinification: In stainless steel vats for 21-30 days, with lengthy skin contact, in order to achieve a harmonious balance of fruit and tannin. Ageing : 18 months in 225-litre American oak casks and 24 months in the bottle prior to release from our cellars. Description : Brick-cherry red. Aroma with slight hints of oak standing out over the ripe fruit. Tasty, tannic, fresh fruit. Pleasant to drink Temperature : Serve at 16-18ºC

<p>Dark ruby in color, this award-winning rioja is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes selection of the from Rioja Alta and Alavesa. It is a great selection for cellaring.</p>

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Sugar: 4.00 g/l grams per liter

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