El Coto Real Reserva is a special winemakers selection only produced in the very finest vintages.
Terroir: Mainly Tempranillo, small percentages of Mazuelo and Garnacha Tinta. Grapes from our vines located in Rioja Alta. Very old vineyards with a great potential for quality. The vineyard Los Cuartos Viejos in Cenicero is a good example.
Vinification: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes are handpicked, and meticulously sorted prior to vinification at the winery. The juice sees extended skin contact and a cool vinification in order to extract, flavor, balance and structure prior to aging. The wine is aged in the cellars of El Coto for a period of 22 months in a combination of French and American oak followed by an additional 24 months in bottle prior to release.
The 2004 Coto Real Reserva is a rich and enticing Rioja loaded with spice, cedar, and berry fruit.
Score: 91 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Jay Miller
"The 2004 Coto Real Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 10% Garnacha aged in 33% new French oak for 16 months. It offers up an already complex bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices, lavender, incense, and assorted black fruits. Elegant on the palate with excellent depth and concentration, it conceals enough underlying tannin to evolve for at least another 3-4 years and should drink well through its 20th birthday."
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