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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer EL COOT DE IMAM
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense, red colour. Complex, spicy, very cedary, pencil shaving nose with lots of ripe, maturing. plummy-cherry fruit and coconut-mocha notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, dense, slightly cooked, plum cherry flavours with a long, lingering, very cedary, high acid, cassis-sandalwood-tinged finish. This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Grecian has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L214A/0 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 976811
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Dense, Tangy, Very Cedar, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Grecian. This dark, relatively tight-knit Rio proves that the Ran Reserve category doesn't just indicate the supremely well-aged, relaxed and reposeful style of Rio, but can also serve to draw drinkers' attention to outstanding wines of density and tenacity which still have a way to run along their potential aging trajectories. Look out for dark, urgent fruits here sweetened and backlit by cunningly angled oak, with intense, deep, fresh and searching flavours in which the 10% of Grecian seems to be working overtime. A Rio of innate drama. Drink 2019-2028. Platinum - Best in Show. Score - 97 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2019) Price $ 37.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 2, 2020
Cases bought 240 (6 bottles per case)

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