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Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012

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Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012

Characteristics

  • Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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Details

From a vintage qualified as "Very Good", Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva is an absolute classic from La Rioja.

A blend of Tempranillo and Graciano, this Spanish red wine is produced by El Coto from its vineyards located near the town of Cenicero.

Once in the cellar, and after a meticulous selection, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

After that, this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into French and American oak barrels, where it was aged for 24 months.

Finally, Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012 was bottled and aged for a further 36 months in the cellar.

This is only produced in exceptional vintages. Over the last fifteen years, only the 2005, 2008 and 2010 vintages matched the quality standards required for producing this Grand Reserva red wine.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Drink until 2025.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva has a nice ruby colour with a brick red hue.

Nose

Elegant and well-balanced, this Gran Reserva by Coto de Imaz suggests notes of red berries and black fruit, alongside some subtle spicy and balsamic nuances, some earthy notions and aromas of fine leather, roasted coffee, black truffles and wet earth.

Palate

Intense, delicately warm and classy, this Gran Reserva by El Coto de Rioja has a smooth, textured body and a nice passage through the palate. Some toasted and creamy nuances over a gentle layer of wild berries, highlighted by an earthy and mineral background. This blend of Tempranillo and Graciano has some silky tannins, an excellent acidity and a long, fresh, complex finish with some smokey and earthy remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Round and expressive, Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012 pairs marvelously with game dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 93. James Suckling 92. Parker 91.

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2010:

Parker 93. Enterwine 91. Silver Medal-International Wine & Spirit Competition (London). Bronze Medal-International Wine Challenge.

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2008:

Tanzer 90.

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2005:

Wine Enthusiast 93. Gold Medal-Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015.

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2001:

Parker 90. Peñín 90.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - Best in Show
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo, Graciano.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. imas review by Nolte on 2/26/2019
    Value

    Wonderfully reliable Rioja. Great craftmanship!

  2. Coto!! review by Vanessa on 10/24/2017
    Value

    An unmissable, classic Rioja. Delicate nose of wild berries, leather, clove and spices, gentle palate, with crisp acidity, and long, well-balanced finish.

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