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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer EL COTO DE IMAZ
A triumphant return of the recommended 2012 (***/***+) that was last released on May 2, 2020. Very deep intense red colour with a very complex, spicy, cedary, pencil shavings nose with lots of ripe, maturing. plummy-cherry fruit along with some coconut-mocha notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, dense, warm, 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 L116KV1 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, Complex, Cedary, Tangy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. This dark, relatively tight-knit Rioja proves that the Gran Reserva category doesn't just indicate the supremely well-aged, relaxed and reposeful style of Rioja, 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 ageing trajectories. Look out for dark, urgent fruits here sweetened and back-lit by cunningly angled oak, with intense, deep, fresh and searching flavours in which the 10% of Graciano seems to be working overtime. A Rioja of innate drama. Drink 2019-2028. Platinum - Best in Show. Score - 97 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2019) Price $ 39.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 6, 2021
Cases bought 240 (6 bottles per case)

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