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RESERVA RIOJA2016 DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer COTO DE IMAZ
This 100% Tempranillo had extended maceration on the skins which lasted for 21-30 days during fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The malolactic fermentation took place in tanks prior to being transferred to new American oak barrels (225 litre) to age for at least 18 months. The end result is great. Bright deep purple-crimson colour, the nose shows lots of ripe, warm, plummy-black-cherry-cassis fruit with an abundance of toast and cedar. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, fairly intense, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis fruit flavours and a lingering, rather cedary, very bright, still fresh finish. It has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L219DU1 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 472928
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(91 points)
Cedary, Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Supple and graceful tannins encase the cherry tart, violet and cola notes of this mocha-tinged red. Accents of loamy earth, anise and herb sail on through the finish. Drink now through 2026. Smart Buys. Score - 91 (Gillian Sciaretta, winespectator.com, April 30, 2021) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 21, 2021
Cases bought 43 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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