I have drunk gallons of this wine, from several vintages. Always a great experience, especially at $27 per bottle. This is the youngest version I have tried thus far and it looks promising with deep ruby/purple shades in the glass and really thick, slow moving legs on the rim giving away the 14.5% ABV. Intense aromas of black and red fruit, leather, dust, coconut, vanilla, coffee bean-stunning and fresh. The palate is dry with rich flavors of blackberry, cassis, red raspberry, leather, tobacco, vanilla, coffee and bramble. Rioja wines are very rustic IMO. I love that dusty, earthy character which this one delivers. The acidity is quite high and the tannins are integrated and of medium intensity. The body is full for sure and the finish is medium in length. Another delicious wine that gets 93 points from me and 5 stars. This Tempranillo will last a while in cellar and drink beautifully until 2030 at the earliest. I would pair it with tapas, grilled beef or lamb and definitely a peppercorn steak. Salut….
El Coto ‘Coto de Imaz’ Gran Reserva 2015, Rioja DOCa, Spain
13 Monday Jun 2022