The wine displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very well in bottle. - Winery
Vinification: El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Reserva is 100% Tempranillo sourced from estate vineyards in the Rioja Alta. The wine is slowly vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 20-30 days. The wine receives extended skin contact to encourage extraction, balanced tannins and structure, followed by 18 months of aging in new and used American oak and 24 months in bottle prior to release.
(aged for 18 months in new and used American oak barrels) Bright ruby-red. The perfumed nose displays scents of ripe red fruits and candied flowers, and peppery spice, vanilla and cedar notes build in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that steadily deepen on the back half. Finishes sappy and quite long, the slow-building tannins folding smoothly into the wine’s juicy fruit. - Vinous Media 91 Points
Lots of blueberry and blackberry aromas with hints of walnut-shell follow through to a medium-bodied palate with firm tannins and a light finish. Some chocolate and wood character. Drink now. - James Suckling 90 Points
Light and crisp, this graceful red delivers cherry, berry, leafy and loamy earth flavors in a supple texture, with light tannins and orange peel acidity that give way to a spicy finish. Drink now through 2024. 100,000 cases made. -TM - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points