Imaz Reserva DOC

El Coto


100% Tempranillo


Rioja, Spain


Imaz Reserva DOC


Decanter - 92 pts

Opulent sweet red fruit nose. The palate is crammed with raspberry and cranberry flavors, famed with sweet macadamia oak. A fruity modern style.

World Wine Awards 2023

James Suckling - 92 pts

Roasted walnuts and chocolate to the cherries and dark plums. This is juicy and expressive on the medium-bodied palate with fine, silky tannins and a very long and nicely creamy finish with a hint of vanilla to the succulent red berries. Drink now but can hold too.

J. Suckling, July 2023


Decanter - 92 pts

Opulent sweet red fruit nose. The palate is crammed with raspberry and cranberry flavors, famed with sweet macadamia oak. A fruity modern style

World Wine Awards 2022

James Suckling - 92 pts

A hint of orange zest to the blackberries, blueberries and light walnuts and mocha. Quite juicy and bright on the palate, with firm but tamed tannins. A tangy Rioja that is reserved, fresh and long.

J. Suckling, August 2022

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

This dark ruby-colored wine proffers a bouquet of cassis, Mission fig and eucalyptus. Powerful tannins offer a backdrop for pomegranate, black-cherry, lavender and butterscotch flavors. A touch of eucalyptus makes its way into the enduring finish.

M. DeSimone, Nov. 2023

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Savory on the nose, with notes of forest floor, smoke and dried dill transitioning on the palate to accent juicy flavors of dried black cherry and black raspberry fruit, medicinal herbs and mandarin orange peel. Fresh and medium- to full-bodied, turning firm and chewy on the iron- and spice-laced finish.

A. Napjus, July 2023


James Suckling - 92 pts

A fresh, rather zesty red with berry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Hints of chocolate. Medium body. Nice tannins. Tangy acidity. Tempranillo.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2021

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

An elegant red, featuring orange peel acidity that acts as a lightly juicy frame for the silky weave of macerated cherry flavors, with a spiced thread of anise and milled white pepper and notes of cured tobacco. Shows light, fine tannins and a touch of loamy earth on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 100,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.

A. Napjus, August 2022


James Suckling - 91 pts

Red fruit, toasted oak and some coffee and chocolate. Medium body with firm tannins and attractive ripeness. Drink or hold.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2020

Wine & Spirits - 91 pts, "Best Buy"

This tight, earthy Rioja has a classical profile, with gamey notes, edges of limestone acidity and tannins darkening its red-currant flavors. Its youthful energy makes it a lovely match with grilled lamb.

J. Greene, Dec. 2020

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Supple and graceful tannins encase the cherry tart, violet and cola notes of this mocha-tinged red. Accents of loamy earth, anise and herb sail on through the finish. Drink now through 2026.

G.S. Feb. 2021


James Suckling - 92 pts

Dried violets, orange peel, citrus, undergrowth and spices. Racy and tight on the palate, which runs along in a guise of fresh raspberries and red cherries. Sweeps through a tangy finish. Delicious. Drink now.

J. Suckling, June 2019

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Grainy American oak aromas of vanilla mixed with lightly spiced red fruit notes form a classic Rioja nose. A tight palate with wiry acidity is pointy as it delivers flavors of vanilla, dill, plum, red currant and wood spice. Oak is the prime player on the finish. Drink through 2023.

M. Schachner, Sept. 2020

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

This red’s thick texture is built of muscular tannins and ripe fruit. Plum and currant flavors mingle with forest floor, clove and baking spice notes. Orange peel acidity keeps this lively. Solid. Drink now through 2030. 100,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — TM

T.M., January 2020


James Suckling - 90 pts

Lots of blueberry and blackberry aromas with hints of walnut-shell follow through to a medium-bodied palate with firm tannins and a light finish. Some chocolate and wood character. Drink now.

J. Suckling, Aug. 2018

Vinous - 91 pts

The perfumed nose displays scents of ripe red fruits and candied flowers, and peppery spice, vanilla and cedar notes build in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that steadily deepen on the back half. Finishes sappy and quite long, the slow-building tannins folding smoothly into the wine’s juicy fruit.

J. Raynolds February 2019
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