This is a mature and elegant 100% Tempranillo, sourced primarily from their own Rioja Alta vineyards located at Cenicero. It appears a bright ruby-red colour with brick-red hues and displays considerable aromatic richness on the nose, whilst the palate is complemented by nicely rounded tannins and a complex and persistent aftertaste.
Aged in American and French oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months, followed by at least 36 months of refinement and rounding off in bottle.
What does this wine taste like?
|Ruby red / Bright / Brick-red rim|
|Elegant / Subtle / Toasty notes / Coconut / Tertiary aromas / Leather / Damp earth / Red fruit / Dried fruit and nuts|
|Complex / Silky tannins / Rounded tannins / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Roast lamb / Red meats / Game dishes
Ratings and awards
|2012||91 PN||91 SK|
Very good example of Rioja Reserva
I first tasted this in a Michelin starred restaurant in London and was very impressed. I was glad to see it was available from Vinissimus and I have to say my first impressions weren't wrong. Thoroughly enjoyable. Smooth drinking, soft tannins, delicious.
Brilliant value traditional gran reserve
It probably 10 years since I've had this gran reserva.....but this 2012 is exceptional value for money, beautiful fruit, well integrated tannins, lovely vanilla, mushroom and well integrate oak. I would recommend all Rioja lovers to buy this wine
Love it. One of my favourites
The grand reserva is a step up and noticeably more mature vs the reserva. It’s a fully rounded berry taste with an even better lingering effect on the pallet.
Enjoyable mature Rioja
Not up there with the very best Gran Reservas but good value for drinking now. Worth decanting before drinking to get some more development.
Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012
I really like the wine from Coto de Imaz. The Gran Reserva from 2012 is a great value; i.e. excellent quality and reasonable price
|Ageing period||24 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
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