El Coto Crianza DOC

El Coto

VARIETAL

100% Tempranillo

APPELLATION

Rioja, Spain

 

El Coto Crianza DOC

Produced from the 100% Tempranillo, this native varietal is fermented and aged in oak for at least 12 months with an additional six months resting in bottle, prior to release. El Coto Crianza is exceptionally balanced with layers of fresh raspberry, cherry, spice and toasted oak, building to a silky finish. Perfectly complements a variety of meats and cheeses, especially jamon.

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2017

James Suckling - 92

A rich, fruity red with plum, light chocolate and vanilla character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2020

Wine & Spirits - 92 pts, "Best Buy"

This wine’s fresh anise scent has the underlying earthiness of tripe, and it would be pretty delicious with a bowl of tripe braised in red wine. It offers the kind of richness without weight that allows the fragrant peppery and cherry-skin flavors to last through the dark, earthy tannins, a little bitter, a little oaky, but cool in the end.

J. Greene, Dec. 2020

2016

James Suckling - 89 pts

“The palate has a mellow array of red berries and smooth, easy tannins. Drink now.”

J. Suckling, April 2020

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Plum and berry aromas are a bit rubbery in front of a smacking palate that’s tight and racy. Red plum, currant and tomato flavors finish tight, with nothing loose or gangly. This crianza plays up the fresh, no-frills side of Riojano Tempranillo. Opici Wines.

M.S., April 2020

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

This red has a juicy, tender texture, with gentle tannins and citrusy acidity. Cherry, candied berry and vanilla flavors mingle with herbal and forest floor notes. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 500,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — TM

T.M., April 2020

2015

James Suckling - 90 pts

Aromas of blueberries, lemon peel and cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Pure tempranillo. Drink now.

J. Suckling, Aug. 2018