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.
smoked cherries, musty like aromas, with dried tea leaves, tight red fruit, nice structure and balance
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.
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.
88 Points Steve Tanzer: Medium red. Shy nose slowly opens to display redcurrant and dried cherry, along with subtle vanilla bean and tobacco qualities. Light, gently sweet red fruit flavors are silky and smooth, with no obvious tannins or rough edges. Understated and nicely balanced, with good finishing lift and clarity. Fans of old-school Rioja should give this a spin.
This had probably been a premier wine a year or two ago but unfortunately it is past its prime now (2009). Nevertheless it remains a good representative of the Rioja bearing all the traditional characteristics of the kind.
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!!!
External Reviews for El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva Case of 6 Bottles
88 Points Steve Tanzer: Medium red. Shy nose slowly opens to display redcurrant and dried cherry along with subtle vanilla bean and tobacco qualities. Light gently sweet red fruit flavors are silky and smooth with no obvious tannins or rough edges. Understated and nicely balanced with good finishing lift and clarity. Fans of old-school Rioja should give this a spin.
"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
Auge: intensives Rubinrot; Nase: rote Frucht und Nuancen der neuen amerikanischen Eiche, Vanille; Gaumen: gut ausgewogen, geschmeidig mit einem lang anhaltenden Abgang
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
This ruby red coloured tempranillo is harmonic, well balanced with hints of oak and vanilla. Soft and long with a superb concentration of fruity flavours, aged for fourteen months in white oak this Rioja has depth and presence, ideal for any occasion.
El Coto 'El Coto' Tinto Crianza 2004: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: El CotoRebsorte: 100% TempranilloRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.12 Rotwein
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<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>
|Sugar: 4.00 g/l grams per liter|
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