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Wine Advocate, Coto Imaz Gran Rva 2001
July 01 of 2011

Coto Imaz Gran Rva 2001

90 Points.
The 2001 Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva (from a superb Rioja vintage) is a blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano aged for 24 months in American oak followed by several years of bottle aging prior to release (the expense of so-doing being one reason why many Rioja producers have abandoned the Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva traditional system of oak and bottle aging). It is a complex, restrained, sophisticated offering featuring a bouquet of dried fruits, incense, and floral notes. Smooth-textured, still fresh (from its firm acid structure), and impeccably balanced, this suave effort can be approached now but will provide considerabe pleasure over the next 8-10 years.
El Coto de Rioja is a widely distributed brand of mostly traditionally styled Rioja that generally offers very good value.
Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; Tel. (202) 355-0700
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