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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer EL COTO DE IMAZ
This is the sixth time this GRAN RESERA has appeared in in Vintages and has now been specially reduced by $5 for the LCBO. It has fairly deep intense purple-red colour with garnet at the edges. The nose shows lovely complexity with spicy, cedary, pencil shavings and lots of ripe, plum-cherry fruit plus some coconut-mocha-vanilla-bean notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, fairly dense, warm, ripe, plum-cherry flavours with a long, lingering, gently cedary, bright, cassis-sandalwood-tinged finish. This elegant blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Greciano has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L224KT1 on the lower part of the glass bottle. It is still getting better every day. CSPC 976811
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(93 points)
Dense, Complex, Cedary, Tangy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: An elegant red, with a bright beam of cherry wrapped in a bow of vanilla and cedar. Shows a firm edge of tannins lining the long finish, but food or a few years of aging will take care of that. Fine balance and length. Tempranillo and Graciano. Drink now through 2032. Score - 92 (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, Feb. 28, 2022) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 18, 2023
Cases bought 360 (12 bottles per case)

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