The 2014 Coto de Imaz Reserva has an intense cherry color with garnet edges. On the nose, powerful aromas of ripe fruit and fine cocoa lead to a fleshy and savory palate, powerful, velvety, with ripe tannins and good acidity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Appellation: Rioja DOC
Aging: At least 18 months in American oak barrels followed by at least 18 months in bottle prior to release
91 Points - Vinous
"(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." -JR, Feb/2019