Bodegas Montecillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.831 ratings
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La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Martin Bergo

Rioja from neighbor with house in S Spain. Elegant and well made but no show stopper.

Rioja from neighbor with house in S Spain. Elegant and well made but no show stopper.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Kjetil Wam

Fin til hjort 🤠

Fin til hjort 🤠

Jan 6th, 2018
Neal Schaffer

Dried blackberries, dried leaves, aged cedar, and black pepper notes frame flavors of vanilla and dusty cinnamon. Earth prevails in the form of wet gravel and dried bay leaves. Funky and musty but stays light on its feet. Tannins push and pull out front, but citrusy acidity hones in character and brightness. Still young, but drinking quite well now. Finding the fruit to intensify as the wine breathes.

Dried blackberries, dried leaves, aged cedar, and black pepper notes frame flavors of vanilla and dusty cinnamon. Earth prevails in the form of wet gravel and dried bay leaves. Funky and musty but stays light on its feet. Tannins push and pull out front, but citrusy acidity hones in character and brightness. Still young, but drinking quite well now. Finding the fruit to intensify as the wine breathes.

Mar 29th, 2017
Joe Gillies

A youthful classic Rioja. Leather, tobacco, black cherry, maybe a touch of strawberry...still has many wonderful years ahead of it.

A youthful classic Rioja. Leather, tobacco, black cherry, maybe a touch of strawberry...still has many wonderful years ahead of it.

Mar 8th, 2017
Stas Medvedev

Intense ruby with slight brick rim. Medium (+) intensity aromas of boiled red fruits reflecting some age, chocolate, vanilla, leather, dried and ripe plum, blackberry, raspberry, dates. Medium body with silky tannins. The palate is watery and lacks intensity compared to the Nose. Elegant and ready to drink now. Maceration at 28C controlled temp. Followed by MLF and then 26 mo of oak aging and 36 more months of cellaring in the bottle. Released in the market after 5 years. Tempranillo grapes from La Rioja Alta. Rating 3,8/5

Intense ruby with slight brick rim. Medium (+) intensity aromas of boiled red fruits reflecting some age, chocolate, vanilla, leather, dried and ripe plum, blackberry, raspberry, dates. Medium body with silky tannins. The palate is watery and lacks intensity compared to the Nose. Elegant and ready to drink now. Maceration at 28C controlled temp. Followed by MLF and then 26 mo of oak aging and 36 more months of cellaring in the bottle. Released in the market after 5 years. Tempranillo grapes from La Rioja Alta. Rating 3,8/5

Dec 19th, 2016
Tobin Spratte

Took awhile to open up, but when it did, it revealed a bouquet of cigar box, green olives, toasted coconut, dill, and leather overlaying aromas of black cherry and umami. Classic reserva Rioja, though not quite the complexity one expects from a gran reserva.

Took awhile to open up, but when it did, it revealed a bouquet of cigar box, green olives, toasted coconut, dill, and leather overlaying aromas of black cherry and umami. Classic reserva Rioja, though not quite the complexity one expects from a gran reserva.

Oct 1st, 2016
T H
9.1

Very nice and balanced wine

Very nice and balanced wine

Jan 17th, 2016
Lamia

Light oaky taste with dark fruits aroma but ends on high acidity notes. Disappointing experience, expected richer taste and more body.

Light oaky taste with dark fruits aroma but ends on high acidity notes. Disappointing experience, expected richer taste and more body.

Nov 24th, 2015
Max Montes

Max had this 5 years ago

Max had this 5 years ago

Dec 7th, 2017
Gadji Gadjigoroev

Gadji had this 5 years ago

Gadji had this 5 years ago

Aug 30th, 2017