Review: 2004 Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva
Inexpensive Spanish wine is not normally something I’d recommend, Coto de Imaz is impressive for something at this price. Dark burgundy in color, this 2004 Rioja — which spent 18 months in oak and 24 months in bottle before seeing release — has silky tannins muted by just enough time. The body offers herbs, but not overpoweringly so, with a bright and tart raspberry character.
The finish is moderately short, but pleasant, with the herbal notes coming back around. Good with food or on its own.
B+ / $20 / elcoto.com