Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quickie review: ***+ $$$$ El Coto Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva, Spain, 2001

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About quickie reviews: These review are made on the run, typically at large wine tastings, where the opportunity to settle in with a wine is limited.  Nonetheless, key elements on the nose or palate are indicated, along with Spirit of Wine rating.

Quickie tasting notes:  El Coto Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva, Spain, 2001, brings old oak and mature fruit to your nostrils.  Once in your mouth, you discover fruit and absolutely clenching tannins that sear your cheeks to your teeth.

Overall: Rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for the intensity of the ride that this decade-old red wine is still providing. 

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