Coto De Imaz Gran Reserva 2001

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$30.95 (976811)

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91 pts
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August 17, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Very markedly oaky on the nose, with pure coconut and dill and wood shavings leading the way over brown butter and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

I have been a fan of the Coto de Imaz since my days peddling wine at the Four Seasons. A solid, traditional, good...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Impressive as an old-style Rioja, the 2001 Gran Reserva, while perhaps not to my personal taste, should easily appeal...

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Community Reviews (7)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2001 Coto De Imaz Gran Reserva, composed of 100% Tempranillo and aged in French and American oak for 24 months, is a medium bodied, integrated to aged wine, with intense aromas of red berries, cherry, vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and faint leather. It has a nice structure with refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and an extra long finish, making it an ideal sipping wine (don't waste it with food, cherish it). It is ready to drink now and will last for at least another 5+ years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 92+ points - this is the best traditional Rioja that LCBO has released in at least a year. Tasted June, July and Aug/12.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Hard to believe this wine is 14 years old already. It's in full stride now. Really nice.

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Philip Coville
Philip Coville

Really fine bottle.

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

Finally, a solid traditional example!

a complex, subtle perfume of coconut oil, dried strawberries, musk, clay earth, dusty raspberry and light leather. Light and sensual on the palate, with plenty of dried strawberry, earth and musk. Mellow and easy-drinking, with well-integrated acid, tannin and oak.

The wine isn't trying to be too much, and so it's just right.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted January 2014.

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Mark Lesniak
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David Brodati
David Brodati

This ruby red rioja's rockin' it old school. Oak is certainly prevalent but integrated with red fruit, dusty tannins and juicy acidity. There are savoury elements, a hint of mocha and iodine. Length and balance. Not my favourite style, but definitely a quality quaff.

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