From a vintage qualified as "Very Good", Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva is an absolute classic from La Rioja.
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.
The wine Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva has a nice ruby colour with a brick red hue.
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.
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.
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:
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Other guides||Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - Best in Show|
|Name of Award||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|
Wonderfully reliable Rioja. Great craftmanship!
An unmissable, classic Rioja. Delicate nose of wild berries, leather, clove and spices, gentle palate, with crisp acidity, and long, well-balanced finish.